I like Aaron Rodgers. If we are friends or have ever talked football together, Aaron Rodgers has been a subject of conversation for the last four seasons. After hoisting up the Lombardi Trophy last February, Rodgers is putting together his best statistical season ever this year. Through seven perfect weeks, Rodgers has completed 72 percent of his passes and averages 9.9 yards per attempt. If we compare Rodgers first seven weeks to Tom Brady’s record setting regular season in 2007, Rodgers has out-thrown Brady (2,372 to 2,125) while Brady has a slight edge in the touchdown category (27 to 22). Being compared to Tom Brady is a lofty accomplishment, but the question just begs to be asked—how good can Aaron Rodgers be?

Aaron Being Aaron--AP Photo

My fascination with Mr. Rodgers dates all the way back to 2004. As a junior at Cal, Rodgers led the Golden Bears to a 10-1 record while tossing 24 TDs to 8 INTs. Rodgers quick release and ability to run outside of the pocket made me a fan. After watching the NFL Draft unfold, I was stunned as I watched Rodgers slide down the draft board. At the time, Green Bay was the ideal place for him to land. Brett Favre would serve as his mentor (or so I thought) and he’d develop. Little did I know that Brett would be a hater and practically shun Rodgers.

Since taking over the starting QB role for the Pack, Rodgers is 34-20 during the regular season and leads the current reigning Super Bowl Champions. Rodgers has the highest passer rating (101.9) and lowest passes intercepted (1.9%) of any QB in the history of the league(!!) Rodgers leads the lead in TD passes (20). Needless to say, Rodgers is good.

With all of his abilities, Rodgers’s receivers are nothing to sneeze at. Greg Jennings leads the wide receiver core while Jermichael Finley (who didn’t play one snap in the second half last year) is the team’s best red zone option. Commenting this dynamic duo are Donald Driver, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Randall Cobb. Rodgers has a plethora of great options to throw to, but he is the straw that stirs the drink known as the Packer offense.

With 22 total touchdowns and nearly 2,400 passing yards compiled through seven games, Rodgers can do some special things. Could he change Brady’s TD record (50)? Possibly. Could be top 5,000 yards? Possibly. 

One thing though remains a fact—as long as Rodgers is healthy, the Packers are the team to beat in the NFC.