(Rich Quiñones) – There is no question that Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers is a future Hall-Of-Famer, but a new stat revealed earlier this week brings up a very interesting debate.
Is he is the best ever?
Well, consider this for a moment.
Rodgers will become the first quarterback in the history of the NFL to throw for 300 touchdowns while throwing less than 100 interceptions. He is three TD passes shy of the mark, while only throw 72 interceptions in his career.
It’s a staggering stat when you take a step back and really put those numbers in perspective. Rodgers is certainly one of the most accurate QB’s in the history of the league. He rarely turns the ball over and if you go back to last season, he had one of the best runs by a QB in recent history. tossing a total of 40 touchdowns against just seven interceptions.
In Green Bay’s first seven games, Rodgers tossed 18 TD’s with no interceptions and once again ultimately led the Packers into the playoffs, where they fell to the Atlanta Falcons, 44-21, in the N.F.C Title game.
However, Packers’ veteran defensive tackle Mike Daniels believes that Rodgers is indeed the best ever.
“I think he is one of the greatest to ever do it,” Daniels said Friday on “Midday’s w/Q” on 97.3 ESPN FM. “We just have to get him more rings, and it really starts on the defensive side of the ball, we have to gets him some more rings, to solidify that.”
Per Michael David Smith of PFT, the numbers are truly amazing.
Tom Brady had the fewest picks of any quarterback to cross the 300-touchdown mark, and he had 115 interceptions when he threw his 300th touchdown. After that was San Diego Chargers QB Phillip Rivers, who had 146 interceptions.
Then Peyton Manning, the all-time leader in passing touchdowns with 539, who also had 152 interceptions when he passed the 300 mark. New Orleans’ Drew Brees (154 interceptions), the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger (160), Miami’s Dan Marino (169), Brett Favre (175), the Giants Eli Manning (205), Fran Tarkenton (219) , who played for the Vikings and Denver great John Elway (226) round out the list.
To hear full interview with Daniels see below.