Aaron Rodgers makes his 100th career start vs the Falcons on Monday Night Football.
Aaron Rodgers will make his 100th career start tonight when the Green Bay Packers host the Atlanta Falcons on “Monday Night Football”. Here are the top stats you need to know as Rodgers hits the century mark.
Best start to a quarterback career ever?
Using 100 career starts as a bench mark, it’s hard to argue that any other quarterback in NFL history has been more successful than Rodgers at this point in his career. Taking into account only statistics as a starting quarterback (no need to include those brief relief appearances early on) Rodgers is in a class of his own.
Best TD-Int Ratio in First 100 Starts
Rodgers has already thrown 219 touchdown passes as a starter, the most in NFL history in a player's first 100 career starts.
And with just 54 interceptions entering tonight, Rodgers has a TD-Int ratio of 4.06, the best in league history through 100 starts and nearly twice as good as any other quarterback.
If he throws for 293 yards tonight, Rodgers will have more passing yards than any player in NFL history in their first 100 career starts, eclipsing the mark of 27,485 currently held by Tony Romo.
Thriving in all situations
Rodgers leads all quarterbacks this season in Total QBR and by a wide margin. The difference between Rodgers (86.4 QBR) and the next-best (Peyton Manning - 80.6) is larger than the gap between Manning and the sixth-best quarterback (Drew Brees).
And this season it has seemed there is nothing Rodgers can’t do. No throw he can’t make. No situation in which he does not thrive.
Rodgers is tied with Peyton Manning for the best Total QBR on plays in the pocket, and is averaging an NFL-best 8.9 yards per attempt on passes from the pocket.
He can also sling the rock with the best of them, completing 56 percent of throws over 20 yards downfield this season, resulting in nine touchdowns, no interceptions, and the best completion percentage in the league.
Want to bring the heat against Rodgers? Good luck. Since becoming a starter in 2008, Rodgers has the NFL’s highest Total QBR when facing five or more pass rushers (77.0). His 90 touchdowns against the blitz also lead the NFL over that same span.
And though often overlooked, Rodgers’ legs are a major part of his game. His Total QBR on run plays is an NFL-best 99.5 (out of a possible 100).
It’s only fitting that Rodgers makes his 100th start at home, where he has been nothing short of perfect.
It has been over two years since Rodgers threw an interception at Lambeau Field, and his 360 pass attempts since his last interception at home is the longest such streak in NFL history.