Another week, another win, another nod to Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers as the player of the game. First some stats:
|2011 - Aaron Rodgers||7||125.7||171||239||71.5||2372||338.9||9.9||20||3||29||75||10.7||2.6||2||16||108|
|2010 - Aaron Rodgers||15||101.2||312||475||65.7||3922||261.5||8.3||28||11||64||356||23.7||5.6||4||31||193|
You can see the statistical improvement in the completion percentage and the awesome 20:3 TD to INT ratio. So much of the time he looks like the same player as he's always been, but the stats show how he's taken it up a level. It doesn't look like he's running quite as much. Or it might mean that he's sliding earlier, which is a good thing after he suffered two concussions last season.
What doesn't show up is the decision making. He's so quick to get rid of the ball, and his pass is right in stride so the receiver can make some extra yards after the completion. And just because he's getting rid of the ball quick doesn't mean he's forcing it into a tight spot like a gunslinger would.
A lot of the credit is deserved by his receivers for running the routes, the pass blocking for giving him time to throw, and the coaches for putting it all together. But it's well deserved that he receives most of the credit for his outstanding season.