FILE - Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers looks up during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Jan. 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. Rodgers is leaving behind his brilliant legacy in Green Bay and heading to the bright lights — and massive expectations — of the Big Apple. The New York Jets agreed on a deal Monday, April 24, 2023, to acquire the four-time NFL MVP from the Packers, according to a person with knowledge of the trade. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the teams have not officially announced the deal. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

Aaron Rodgers Sends His Farewell to Packers Fans

On Monday, Aaron Rodgers was traded to the Jets in a massive trade including the Packers’ first and fifth-round picks in exchange for the Jets’ first, second, sixth and conditional second-round pick in 2024 that could potentially become a first-round pick. In a lengthy post on Instagram Tuesday night, he sent his goodbyes. He thanked the fans, staff, teammates and the entire Packers organization.


Rodgers was drafted by the Packers with the 25th overall pick in the 2005 draft. In his 17-year career with Green Bay, he has undeniably left his mark as one of the greatest Packers to play the sport. Rodgers has won four MVP awards and led the Packers to a Super Bowl in 2011.

Rodgers played in his only Super Bowl in 2011, defeating defeating Pittsburgh 31-25. Also, that season not only gave Rodgers his only ring, but it gave him his first MVP. In this monster season, Rodgers led the Packers to a 15-1 record putting up a 122.5 passer rating with 4,643 yards and 45 touchdowns.  Moreover, the 2011 season is still the highest passer rating in Rodgers’ career and his 45 touchdowns are the second most he has thrown for in a season. In 2020, he threw for 48 touchdowns which is the most in a single season for him.


Rodgers has a career passer rating of 103.6. Additionally, he’s recorded 59,055 passing yards, 475 touchdowns, 105 interceptions and a 65.3 completion percentage. He threw for the most yards in his career in 2011 with 4,643. His highest completion percentage in a full season came in jis 2020 MVP season, completing 70.7% of his passes.

What’s Next?

Rodgers is heading to a talented roster in New York, sending former number two overall pick Zach Wilson to the bench. Although the Jets finished 7-10 last year, the new quarterback looks to be the missing piece of the puzzle. With a talented defense and offense featuring Sauce Gardner, Garret Wilson and Breece Hall, the Jets are ready to be contenders in a tough AFC East.

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