NFLN survey/Super Bowl QB: Packers

No highlight film of Aaron Rodgers' career would be complete without an array of throws from Super Bowl XLV.

There was the 29-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson on third-and-1 in the first quarter on a perfectly placed throw down the sideline.

There was the 21-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings in the second quarter on perhaps one of the best throws he’s ever made, splitting a pair of Pittsburgh Steelers defenders.

There was his third touchdown pass, an 8-yard out to Jennings in the fourth quarter.

And don’t forget his 31-yard completion to Jennings on third-and-10 to keep the clock moving in the fourth quarter.

Perhaps those throws were in the minds of some of the 320 players polled in our latest NFL Nation survey. We asked them to pick one quarterback they would want in the Super Bowl with two minutes remaining and the game on the line.

In that poll, Rodgers finished third with 32 votes or 10 percent of the total. The MVP of Super Bowl XLV ranked behind only New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (128 votes, 40 percent) and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (86 votes, 26.9 percent).