We've spent plenty of time over the past few months discussing the record-breaking season of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Now that it is over, at least for the regular season, we can predict with some confidence that he has set a new NFL record for passer rating in a season.
Rodgers is inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, meaning his 15-game rating of 122.5 won't change. That beats the season Peyton Manning had for the Indianapolis Colts in 2004; Manning had a 121.1 passer rating that season.
The second-highest passer rating in 2011 belongs to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who is at 108.4. Brees is scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, but this late in the season, he isn't going to be able to lift his yearlong passer rating that much no matter how well he plays.
Rodgers finished the season with Packers records in yards (4,643) and touchdown passes (45).