Fantasy Football Crystal Ball: Aaron Rodgers


Published: July 12, 2009

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... Aaron Rodgers finally got his chance to lead the team last year after Favre was traded to the New York Jets days before the first preseason game.

Rodgers had not started a game in his first three seasons with Green Bay, so despite his apparent talent level, he was a big question mark entering the season last year. It didn’t take long for Rodgers to take command of the Packers offense, as he threw for 506 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in leading Green Bay to consecutive wins at the beginning of the season.

Rodgers went on to finish with 4,038 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, a 63.6 completion percentage, and a respectable 7.5 average yards per attempt. At the same time, the Packers found it hard to win—mostly because of a porous defense—as they stumbled to a 6-10 record.

After a stellar first season at the helm, the future looks bright for Rodgers and the Packers. In fact, entering this season, Rodge...

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