Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American gridiron football quarterback of the Green Bay Packers of the national football league. He is among the greatest players to ever play the position. In 2011, Aaron led the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl championship.
Aaron Rodgers Date of Birth
Charles was born on 2 December 1983 in Chico, California. His father, Edward Wesley Rodgers was a football player as an offensive lineman for Chico State Wildcats from 1973 to 1976. Edward used to toss the football with his sons (Aaron, Luke, and Jordan Rodgers), constantly advising them to concentrate on football and not to indulge in drinking and partying. He did not want them to limit themselves.
Aaron Rodgers Education
Aaron attended Oak Manor Elementary School when the family moved to Ukiah, California. At 10 years old, he was featured in the Ukiah Daily Journal for his top performance at the local basketball free throw competition.
He later attended Vose Elementary school and Whiteford middle school after the family relocated to Beaverton, Oregon. He played the pitcher, shortstop, and center field in the Raleigh Hills Little League. In 1997, the family returned to Chico, California where he attended pleasant valley high school. He graduated in 2002 during the spring after scoring 1310 on SAT and an A- average. He had set a single-season school record with 2466 total yards.
In college, Aaron played for a year at Butte College in Oroville before enrolling at the University of California, Berkeley in 2003.
Career, accomplishments, awards, and records.
At the University of California, Rodgers took over as the starting quarterback for the school’s golden bears, and he guided them to a 10-2 record and a number nine ranking in the final season Associated Press Poll. He started to play with the packers in 2005 as the team’s backup quarterback and he appeared in only 7 games between 2005-07.
In 2008, he became the starter and proved that he was one of the best quarterbacks by passing 4038 yards in the first season. He also threw 28 touchdowns with only 13 interceptions. He received a six-year $65 million contract extension. In 2009, he threw for 4434 yards and 30 touchdowns, listing him as the only NFL player to ever post conservative 4000-yard passing campaigns in his first two years. He also recorded a 103.2 passer rating in 2009, the second-best in franchise history.
In 2010, he led the parkers to a 2-0 start and a 10–6 regular-season record. He also led Green Bay to win over Pittsburg Steeler after completing 24 out of 39 pass attempts and three touchdowns with no interception. The move earned Aaron the game’s Most Valuable Player award (MVP AWARD).
In 2011, he won the NFL MVP award for his stellar year. He guided the packers with a 13—0 start and finished the regular season with an NFL record of 122.5 passer rating with 45 touchdowns and 4643 passing yards.
2012 saw the football player leading the NFL passer ratings with 108.0, leading the parkers to a division title. In 2013, due to a fractured collarbone, he was unable to participate in the seven games of the regular season. He threw 4381 yards in 2014 and had 38 touchdowns in just 5 interceptions. The move earned him his second NFL MVP award. 2015 was the year that Rodgers experienced the worst passer ratings as a full-time starting quarterback.
2016 to 2018
In 2016, Rodgers led the NFL to six straight wins, at the end, of the regular season, with 40 touchdown passes. The football player was limited to playing in seven games in 2017 due to a broken collarbone. In 2018, he threw 25 touchdowns with two interceptions. In 2019, the football player led the parkers to win in 13 games as he threw 4002 yards and 26 touchdowns.
2020, 2021, 2022, COVID 19 Vaccination saga and contract renewal
The 2020 season began when Rodgers led the team to a four-game winning streak. He finished the 2020 regular season with 4,299 passing yards, 48 passing touchdowns, and five interceptions. In 2021, he tested positive for COVID -19 and missed 10 days per the league’s COVID-19 policies for unvaccinated players. He had lied about receiving COVID-19 immunization and failed to wear a mask or use any personal protective equipment during several postgame press conferences. After a review, he was fined $14,650 for violations of the agreed protocols, and his team was fined $300,000. He signed his three years contract extension in 2022. The contract made him the highest-paid player in North American Sports History on an Annual Basis.
Pat McAfee asked Aaron Rodgers which doctors he consulted “besides Dr. Joe Rogan” and Rodgers said “I definitely talked with about a dozen friends of mine who dealt with COVID then said “hate is not gonna bring us out of this pandemic”
— Tanya Ray Fox (@TanyaRayFox) November 9, 2021
Relationships, Marriage and Children
As of 2022, Aaron is not married but is engaged to Shailene Woodley. The couple got together sometime in mid-2020. The football player has no children although he has been involved with a lot of ladies.