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Breathe, Packer Nation: Aaron Rodgers is just fine.
The Green Bay Packers had a momentary scare near the end of Monday night’s win over the Atlanta Falcons when the veteran quarterback seemed to come down awkwardly on his left leg while taking a sack. He was later seen stretching it out on the sideline before returning for one final fourth-quarter drive.
Fortunately, Rodgers dismissed any concern when asked about it in the postgame.
“Yep, I’m fine,” Rodgers told reporters Monday night. “I was not gonna sit out for the game. All in all, probably more embarrassed than injured. If we had to play Thursday this week, I’d play. Sunday, I’d play. So I’m fine. Tuesday, I’d play.”
This was Rodgers on the bench immediately after the last drive but he was up and moving around after this. pic.twitter.com/vvtlb8N3Sw
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) October 6, 2020
Rodgers finished with more than 300 yards and four touchdown passes against the Falcons, the second time he has hit each benchmark this season. He currently leads the league with a 92.8 quarterback rating and is one of three starters who have yet to throw an interception.
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Rodgers Among MVP Frontrunners
All of the doubts and complaints from last year about Rodgers’ capabilities are starting to look silly with how well the 36-year-old quarterback is doing.
In four games, Rodgers has completed 98 of 139 passes for 1,214 yards and 13 touchdowns and set a pace that could see him finish with career-high numbers before the regular season concludes. His best season production came during his first MVP season in 2011 when he completed 68.3% of his passes for 4,643 yards, 45 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
Aaron Rodgers leads the way for the top-rated PFF quarterbacks through week four 🏆 pic.twitter.com/X5BOcmynv7
– PFF (@PFF) October 6, 2020
“I like where we are, really,” Rodgers said of this year’s 4-0 Packers. “I like the diversity in our approach. Again, I think Matt was pretty cool mixing it (Monday) with the calls. I thought we had a good plan and we executed it very well. ”
Naturally, Rodgers’ name has been brought up regularly in the MVP conversation during the first quarter of the season, along with other highly promoted quarterbacks like Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes. Other quarterbacks like Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen have also kept pace in the race.
According to Odds Shark, Rodgers had the third best odds of winning the award in Week 4 and appears to have strengthened his case after another excellent performance that came without Davante Adams or Allen Lazard, his two best wide receivers.
Epic QB Battle on Horizon for Rodgers
Rodgers has gone toe-to-toe with some veteran quarterbacks this season, but perhaps one of the most exciting matchups on the schedule is right around the corner with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.
The Packers will have Week 5 to rest before heading south and putting their undefeated record on the line against the former Patriots legend. Rodgers and Brady have only met twice in their NFL careers with the Packers beating the Patriots at Lambeau Field in 2014 before Brady surpasses them at Foxborough during Mike McCarthy’s final season in 2018.
Brady has struggled more than Rodgers in 2020, which isn’t entirely surprising given he switched teams for the first time in two decades this offseason, but his 1,122 passing yards and 11 touchdowns are reminiscent that the 43-year veteran hasn’t started. . lose your touch. However, Brady has four interceptions this year.