Green Bay Packers fans waiting to see where Aaron Rodgers would land in the top ten players of the NFL Top 100 for 2018 did not have to wait long on Monday evening.
Rodgers was the first player revealed in the top ten, landing in 10th place. This makes him the fourth-highest quarterback in the rankings, behind Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Carson Wentz.
Rodgers’ 2017 campaign was cut short by a broken collarbone, coming at the hands of Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr in week six. Rodgers returned for one additional game late in the season before going on injured reserve for the final two weeks of the year. In his seven games, Rodgers threw for 1,675 yards, 16 touchdowns, and six interceptions (three of which came in his return engagement against the Carolina Panthers). That was good for a passer rating of 97.2 and a yards per attempt number of 7.0.
Overall, Rodgers’ numbers have dropped off a bit since 2014, when he won his second NFL MVP award. That year capped a string of six straight years with a passer rating over 100 and seven straight (all of his years as a starter at the time) with a yards per attempt of 7.5 or more. Still, Rodgers’ ability to improvise and read defenses has continued to improve with age and he remains one of the best quarterbacks in the entire league.
The following are Rodgers’ rankings in previous seasons:
- 2017: 6th
- 2016: 6th
- 2015: 2nd
- 2014: 11th
- 2013: 6th
- 2012: 1st
- 2011: 11th
Rodgers joins a handful of other Packers on this year’s list, including the following: WR Davante Adams (45th), TE Jimmy Graham (89th), OT David Bakhtiari (91st), DT Mike Daniels (93rd), and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (100th).