Aaron Rodgers is balling.
You could credit the fact that he’s fully healthy. Or maybe it’s because he’s in the second year of Matt LaFleur’s offense. Or, sure, it could be purely out of spite after Green Bay drafted Jordan Love in the first round.
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No matter the reasoning, no one can debate Rodgers is an early candidate to win the 2020 NFL MVP.
Four weeks into the season, Rodgers has thrown for 1,214 yards and 13 touchdowns with no interceptions. The touchdowns and 128.4 passer rating are his best marks through four games over his 16-year career. Rodgers threw for more yards in that span just once – 1,325 yards through four contests in 2011, his first MVP campaign.
“I sometimes laugh when people talk about down years for me,” Rodgers said on Pat McAfee’s podcast on Tuesday. “Because a lot of times, down years for me are career years for most quarterbacks.”
That’s the energy we love from No. 12.
As the Packers’ starting quarterback rests this weekend and enjoys an odd bye week, we decided to rank his 13 touchdown passes so far this season, from easiest to most impressive. (Although, we love all of them equally.)
13: WHO’S GOT JONES?
TOUCHDOWN MACHINE. 🙌#GoPackGo
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Running back Aaron Jones led the NFL with 19 total touchdowns last year. It might be a good idea to place a defender within 15