GREEN BAY – Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was voted No. 6 in the NFL Network’s “Top 100” list, which is determined solely by current NFL players.
Rodgers completed 347 of a career-high 572 passes for 3,821 yards with 31 TDs and eight INTs. His 39 completions of 25-plus yards led the NFL, while his 3.88 TD/INT ratio was third-best.
The two-time NFL MVP fashioned one of the most memorable plays of his NFL career in connecting with tight end Richard Rodgers on a game-winning Hail Mary to beat Detroit 27-23 on Dec. 3.
The 61-yard completion was the second-longest come-from-behind game-ending touchdown pass from scrimmage in the fourth quarter, second only to Lions QB Earl Morrall’s 65-yard TD pass to TE Jim Gibbons on Dec. 4, 1960.
A little more than a month later, Rodgers completed another 41-yard TD off a Hail Mary at the end of regulation to WR Jeff Janis to force overtime in the Packers’ divisional playoff against Arizona.
It marked the first game-winning or game-tying passing touchdown at the end of regulation in NFL playoff history.
“He has the best arm in football. Without a doubt,” Arizona DB Tyrann Mathieu said.
Rodgers is the third Packer on this year’s list, joining LB Clay Matthews (No. 57) and DL Mike Daniels (No. 95).
Rodgers topped the list in 2012 following his first MVP season and was voted second a year ago. His other recent rankings have been No. 11 (2011, 2014), and No. 6 in 2013.