Green Bay Packers stalwart Aaron Rodgers has not only set a franchise record in passing touchdowns but also set the NFL fandom in a frenzy with a spectacular 72-yard TD pass in their victory against Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers has been flying this season and his achievements keep on coming. The Packers quarterback landed another stupendous performance in their 35-16 victory over Bears, completing 19 of 24 passes with four touchdown passes, along with covering 240 passing yards.
Aaron Rodgers achieves new career milestone with 46th passing TD this season
The 37-year-old has now set a new team record for touchdown passes in a single season, marking his 46th pass this season in their 13th win against Bears, one more than the 45 he had clocked back in 2011.
Moreover, Rodgers threw an eye-catching 72-yard pass for wide receiver Marquez Valdez-Scantlingin Q2 of the match, the same player whom he threw another staggering 78-yard pass in their Week 10 clash against Jaguars.
“I’m really happy with the way that I played and the way the team has played this year,” the QB said after Sunday’s win.
Rodgers has also become the player with sixth most passing TDs in a single season, now standing shoulder to shoulder with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees who achieved the same feat back in the 2011 season.
In addition to that, he joins Peyton Manning as the second player in the NFL to have two or more seasons with over 45 passing TDs.
In the current NFL season, Rodgers has totalled 48 passing TDs and has covered 4,299 yards with a 70.7% passing completion rate.
Packers WR Davante Adams favourites Aaron Rodgers as 2020 MVP
According to wide receiver Davante Adams, there is no doubt who is the frontrunner to win the 2020 MVP award.
“The MVP should be locked up,” Adams, the four-time Pro Bowler hailed Rodgers following the Bears victory, “there’s nothing else to really talk about. You look at what we’ve done and what he’s been able to do, and they’ve hit him with everything.”
“(They) said he didn’t have any weapons, and we go out there and go 13-3 regular season, which isn’t our main goal, obviously, but it’s a hell of an accomplishment, especially when you’re in your second year with a new staff,” Adams added.