Aaron Rodgers is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time at minimum. The reason a lot of people refer to him in the same light that they do Tom Brady and Peyton Manning is because of both his ridiculous ability to throw the football and some of his absurd stats. The stats that you are about to see are proof that he is the most efficient quarterback of all-time and proof that he always has his team in position to win any game.
Starting with touchdowns and interceptions, Rodgers has thrown 449 career touchdown passes and just 93 career interceptions. That is a TD-INT ratio of 4.83 to 1. That is the best of all-time. In all likelihood, No. 12 will throw his 500th touchdown pass before his 100th interception. There has never been a QB that has been both that efficient and prolific at the same time. He does not turn the ball over. The last time he threw double-digit interceptions in a season came in 2010, which was 12 years ago. In 2018, he set the record for most consecutive passes without an interception with 402. Rodgers also has the six best TD-INT ratio seasons in NFL history among qualified passers (at least 4,000 passing yards).
The California native can claim that he has the two highest-rated passing seasons as well (2020, 2011). He technically has the best QBR in NFL history among qualified starters too at 104.5 (minimum six NFL seasons). Those two seasons are two of the greatest quarterbacking seasons in history. Rodgers won two of his four MVP awards in those seasons. In 2011, he set the record for most passing games with a passer rating over over 110 (11). In 2020, a COVID year, Rodgers went on to throw for 48 touchdowns and just five interceptions en route to his third MVP award. It’s funny. He did throw his third-career pick-six that season. He has thrown three pick-sixes in 7,118 career attempts. For context, Matthew Stafford has thrown 27, Matt Ryan has thrown 19, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger have both thrown 18 and Derek Carr, who is eight years younger than Rodgers, has thrown 14 pick-sixes in his career.
Rodgers has the most such seasons of 35+ touchdowns (6), 40+ touchdowns (3), and 45+ touchdowns (2). He has the most 70+ yard touchdown passes in NFL history (21). It has taken him the fewest amount of games to reach 300 passing touchdowns (144) and 400 passing touchdowns (193). That stat is ridiculous because he wasn’t named the full-time starter in Green Bay until his fourth year in the league.
If Rodgers wins his second Super Bowl, he will join the very exclusive list of quarterbacks with at least three MVP awards and multiple championships. That list is made up of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Johnny Unitas.
There is no debate. Aaron Rodgers statistics and abilities prove why he is arguably the greatest quarterback of all-time. He is easily the most efficient thrower of the football in history. His talent is unmatched. If he gets at least one more Super Bowl ring, that might be all he needs to stake his claim as the greatest to ever do it