Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has won plenty of awards in his career, and he picked up another one after a comeback victory to beat the Dallas Cowboys. Rodgers drove the team down and tossed the winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Davante Adams with just seconds remaining on the clock.
“They can’t give Aaron Rodgers a deed to AT&T Stadium, so they can at least give him another award,” wrote Darin Gantt of NBC’s Pro Football Talk. “The Packers quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week for his latest comeback win at Dallas.”
On the whole, Rodgers wasn’t spectacular in the game, at least not compared to the high bar he’s set himself. He threw for only 221 yards. He didn’t even attempt 30 passes, going 19-for-29.
However, he set himself apart at the time when a quarterback’s greatness is really judged. With just over a minute left, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott scored the go-ahead touchdown. Rodgers was handed the ball with limited time, the game on the line, and no room for error.
He did no less than orchestrate a 75-yard drive, capping it off with the pass to Adams to seal the victory.
It’s that type of play that sets him apart. People often ask who you’d want to have behind center when there’s only one chance to win the game. Rodgers proved again that he’s the clear choice. Overall stats aren’t as important when you’re at your best when it matters most.
Rodgers has now won the award 16 times since 2010. In that span, no one has won it more.
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