GREEN BAY — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been voted as the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for Week 16, the NFL announced Thursday.
Rodgers completed 28-of-38 passes for 347 yards with four touchdown passes for a 136.6 passer rating in Saturday’s 38-25 win over Minnesota. He also rushed for a touchdown.
The 136.6 passer rating is Rodgers’ second highest of the season and marks the fifth time in the last six games he has topped 100. Earlier this week, Rodgers also was honored as the NFC offensive player of the week.
The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for local communities. Along with the player awards, FedEx is making a $2,000 donation in each of the winning players’ names that will go to the USO through FedEx Cares. The donation will be used to support USO programs that keep service members connected to family, home and country as they transition from military to civilian life.
Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was named the ground player of the week after rushing for 206 yards and a touchdown in a 34-31 win over Buffalo last weekend.