Aaron Rodgers began playing college football at Butte Community College in Oroville, CA but was initially recruited to play for the California Golden Bears. In his first full season as the Cal Golden Bears starting quarterback, Rodgers led the team to a 7-3 record. He also set a school record for lowest percentage of passes intercepted at 1.43%. In his final season with the Cal Golden Bears, Rodgers led the team to a 10-1 record and saw the team rank in the top five at the end of the season. His career percentage of passes intercepted (1.95%) is a school record.
The Green Bay Packers selected Aaron Rodgers with the 24th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. Rodgers was pegged as the successor to Brett Favre but would be forced to be the team's backup quarterback for the next three seasons. In 2008, Rodgers was finally named the Packers' starting quarterback. He passed for over 4,000 yards and had 28 passing touchdowns. His successful first year as the Green Bay Packers quarterback earned him a six-year $65 million contract extension.
In 2010, Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a playoff birth as a Wild Card team. The Packers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card Round and then beat the No. 1 seeded Atlanta Falcons in a blowout, 48-21. The Packers would then beat the No. 2 seeded Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship game to earn a trip to Super Bowl XLV. The Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and Rodgers was named the Super Bowl MVP.
Aaron Rodgers would follow up his Super Bowl MVP by winning the NFL MVP award in 2011. He set numerous NFL records by recording a passer rating over 100 in 13 games, including 12 in a row. Rodgers received 48 out of 50 votes to win the NFL MVP award over Drew Brees.
In 2014, Aaron Rodgers added another NFL MVP award to his resume by throwing for over 4,300 yards with 38 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions. Rodgers was ranked as the second-best player in the NFL by his peers in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015 list.
Since winning his second MVP award in 2014, Aaron Rodgers has continued to be one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. He led the league with 40 touchdown passes in 2016 and has passed for over 4,000 yards in each of the past two seasons he has been healthy.