Although Aaron Rodgers has become something of a polarizing figure over the last couple of years, there is no doubt he has been one of the greatest quarterbacks in the NFL over the past decade or so.
He may have left the Green Bay Packers on less than good terms, but he will now have something of a clean slate with the New York Jets this coming season.
One of the more impressive things about Rodgers is how well he protects the ball and how uncommon it is for him to throw an interception.
In fact, as Packers analyst Eli Berkovits pointed out, he had an incredible touchdown to interception ratio in his last five seasons.
Aaron Rodgers TD-INT ratio from 2018-2022
136 – 15
No one else will ever do this https://t.co/PAvDqRbVNV
— Eli Berkovits (@BookOfEli_NFL) June 27, 2023
For his career, Rodgers has an interception rate of just 1.4 percent, which is rare for an elite quarterback like him.
However, after winning the regular-season MVP award in 2020 and 2021, he showed signs of slippage last season.
He went from 4,115 passing yards and 37 touchdown passes in 2021 to just 3,695 yards and 26 touchdowns last season, despite playing in one more game than he did the prior season, while his accuracy dipped from 68.9 to 64.6 percent.
It is hard to definitely say whether that drop in production was due to the fact he’s 39 years of age or more because the Packers were anemic offensively in 2022.
Davante Adams had been traded last offseason, and only one of their receivers — Allen Lazard, who has now joined Rodgers on the Jets — had more than 650 receiving yards.
Even if Packers fans were left with a bad taste in their mouth from Rodgers’ tenure with the team, he will still go down as one of their best QBs ever, as he brought them their most recent Super Bowl title in the 2010 season.NEXT: The Jets Are Nominated For A Noble Award