Aaron Rodgers has been a force in fantasy football over the past several seasons. In 2015, he having his first significant downturn in production in 5 years at least. Many fantasy owners have won championships because of the NFL version of A-Rod.
Over the year, he has made a ton of receivers into fantasy stars, too: Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones, Donald Driver, and Greg Jennings. He’s likely to make someone like Davante Adams or Ty Montgomery a star in the coming years.
Below is a player profile on the man, including stats, quotes, and other personal information.
Aaron Rodgers Stats
College: California Golden Bears (Berkeley)
Years Pro: 11
Team: Green Bay Packers
Round Drafted: 1st – Pick: 24
Jersey Number: 12
Twitter Page: @AaronRodgers12
Below are the best quotes from Aaron Rodgers, loved by Cheeseheads everywhere and respected by most every other NFL fanbase. The funny thing about Aaron Rodgers is he doesn’t seem to inspire hatred. Even Brett Favre had a legion of detractors.
Besides the occasional knucklehead who alleges some story about Aaron Rodgers being gay, most people seem to agree he’s likable. Coming from a Cowboys fan of the 1990s, people said the same stuff about Troy Aikman. It seems to be something said when fans are jealous of a QB and have nothing else “bad” to say about the man.
Aaron Rodgers Quotes
I’m fulfilling my dreams that I had as a kid every single day.
You talk all the time about being connected, being a unit, believing in each other. But if you have unnamed sources, people out there cutting you down, and then you find out it’s the person calling the plays – that would be really hard to deal with, to look at him the same way.
On His Critics
I think as you get older, you realize there’s always going to be critics. Critics are going to win every time because they can change their critique based on the stats and their own personal feelings.
On Accusations He’s Gay
I’m just going to say I’m not gay. I really, really like women. That’s all I can really say about that.
On the Nature of God
I don’t think God cares a whole lot about the outcome. He cares about the people involved, but I don’t think he’s a big football fan.
On Timing and Consistency
I’ve spent years trying to time up my drops with my throws. You learn to listen to your feet and trust your positions.
Touch is more important than arm strength. You want to really allow the receiver to run underneath the throw. It’ll give you a little margin for error if you undershoot it a bit.
When I’m out there, you just have to react. That’s why you work on those throws. When you’re in the moment, you can’t think to yourself, ‘How do I get this to go 47 yards and be 2 yards inside the sideline?
On Meeting High Standards
I feel like I’ve set the bar fairly high, and I want to keep living up to that bar.
That’s what really motivates me: to make my coaches proud, my teammates proud, and the fans proud.
The majority of the time, they take air out of the football. I think that, for me, is a disadvantage.
There should be a minimum on the air pressure but not a maximum. Every game, they’re taking air out of the footballs I’m throwing, and I think that’s a disadvantage for the way that I like them prepped.