Aaron Rodgers is a touchdown-throwing machine
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looked his usual self against the Chicago Bears in Week 2 Sunday. Rodgers and the offense had their way with the Bears defense. The team’s offense looked especially good in the run game, gaining 200 yards on the ground.
In their opening season game against the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers passing attack struggled. Rodgers’ performance on Sunday Night Football against the Bears should put the doubters to rest. Rodgers finished with 234 yards passing and two touchdowns. He looked much more comfortable with his wide receivers and pocket.
His first touchdown earned Rodgers a career benchmark. Rodgers’ pass to Aaron Jones in the second quarter was his 450th career touchdown.
The list of NFL Quarterbacks to throw for 450+ TDs and only wear one jersey in their entire career:
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Rodgers is an elite company
Aaron Rodgers became the fifth NFL quarterback to throw for 450 passing touchdowns. The other four to throw for at least that many are: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, and Brett Favre. Those are pretty great players for Rodgers to be colleagues with. Rodgers is currently at 451 total touchdown passes in his career.
Rodgers is currently 57 touchdowns behind Favre’s career total. If Rodgers completes this and next season, he will likely be able to surpass Favre on the all-time passing touchdown list. That would be an exciting way for the Packers star to go out by dethroning another legend in Green Bay.
But more importantly for the Packers, Rodgers was able to do what those other four quarterbacks are known for. Win on Sundays. The Packers will do some incredible things with their rushing attack this year. But for the Packers to be dynamic enough to win the Super Bowl, they will need to rely on Rodgers to put up points with the passing game. He showed he’s capable of doing that during the win against the Bears.