Power Ranking the NFL’s 10 Best Quarterbacks

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2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Like Brees, Rodgers is also a former Super Bowl MVP. And like Brees, Rodgers is also an exceptional quarterback.

The MVP of Super Bowl 45 and the 2011 NFL MVP led the league with a stunning 108 passer rating while taking the Packers to an 11-5 season. Green Bay lost in the second round of the playoffs, but they thrashed the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the playoffs.

Rodgers had another great year, even though he was sacked 51 times. The Packers have arguably the worst offensive line in the league, but Rodgers dealt with it, threw 39 touchdowns and was only intercepted eight times (once every two games).

Jan 12, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of the NFC divisional round playoff game at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay is 1-2 in its last three playoff games, but Rodgers owns a career 5-3 playoff record. Those losses have come at the hands of the 49ers, the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Giants. Against the Cardinals, however, Rodgers and the Packers dropped 45 points. Rodgers has thrown 19 touchdowns and five interceptions in his playoff career, while posting passer ratings of 121.4 and 109.8 in his first two playoff years.

There aren’t many quarterbacks that are better at throwing on the run, and there aren’t many quarterbacks that possess the pinpoint accuracy Rodgers has. He is a rare talent and a great player, one who has taken the Packers far and will continue to take them far.

And if he keeps playing like he has been, Rodgers could even add some more MVP awards to his resume.