NFL Network Lists Aaron Rodgers as the Best Quarterback in the League

A member of the Financial Management Association and International American Finance Association, John Nofsinger, PhD, serves ad the Seward Chair in Finance at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Dr. John Nofsinger follows the Green Bay Packers in his spare time.

In July, the National Football League (NFL) Network announced the 10 leading athletes on its Top 100 Players of 2015 list. Taking into consideration all positions, Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers ranked the highest among quarterbacks and took the No. 2 spot, following Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt. A two-time league Most Valuable Player, Rodgers jumped nine places from the year prior, when he missed seven games.

A California native, Rodgers played college football for the University of California, Berkeley’s California Golden Bears. The Packers signed Rodgers during the first round of the 2005 NFL draft, and since then, he has been the starting quarterback for seven seasons. During the 2014 season, Rodgers made 38 pass touchdowns, the third best in the league, and passed for 4,381 yards.

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