The NFL Network finished up their annual list of the top 100 players of the year by revealing their top 10. The green and golds very own checking in at the number 6 spot for the second year in a row. This is Rodgers’ 5th appearance in the top ten, and his 7th inclusion on the list.
Despite having a less than stellar performance during the beginning of the year, number 12 put together a great second half of the season. Finishing number 1 in touchdowns thrown with 40 and an additional 4 on the ground. He also had an equally impressive, franchise record setting 401 completions in a single-season.
He bested 4,000 passing yards for a 6th time, reaching 4,428. While also maintaining a passer rating over 100 for an 8th time.
Rodgers received high praise from fellow players.
“He’s the best at what he does” Seahawks Defensive End, Michael Bennett
“One of the best to ever play this game, he’s special, he’s a special quarterback. Could make every throw, every throw on a football field. Never seem like you can rattle this guy. Sometimes he’s smiling at you when he knows you’re blitzing. One of the smartest quarterbacks to ever play this game.” Panthers Cornerback, Captain Munnerlyn
Tom Brady was the only Quarterback to finish ahead of him at the number one spot. Which Aaron once held in 2012 after a historic season in which he shattered the NFL quarterback rating record. Aaron also beat out league MVP Matt Ryan that finished 10th.