Aaron Rodgers’ Patience Paying Dividends

Posted: 9th January 2010 by Joshua Parcell in NFL
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If youÆre a Packers fan, you know the story by now. In the 2005 NFL Draft, Aaron Rodgers waited for over four hours backstage before being selected by Green Bay with the 24th pick. It was a tumultuous start to a career that made Rodgers the heir apparent to a living legend. The moniker ôBrett FavreÆs successorö became inescapable for the next three seasons as Rodgers became the highest paid backup quarterback in the NFL. In 2007, his third season in the league, Rodgers had his first encounter with the spotlight, when Favre was injured in the first quarter of a week 13 Thursday night game in Dallas. Playing for the right to stay atop the NFC standings, RodgersÆ play was remarkable. Despite losing to the Cowboys 37-27, the PackersÆ second ...

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