My Scouting Report for Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Team : Green Bay Packers | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Quarterback [QB]

Arm Strength/Power
Rodgers has one of the strongest arms in the game, which is exhibited when he throws deep passes and hail marys. Also, he has great ball velocity
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
Rodger's is excellent in short yardage situations. This is mostly due to the fact that he is great at throwing the ball on slant routes, frequently knows which receiver he wants to target pre-snap and has one of the quickest releases of all time.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
Rodgers is deadly accurate at the intermediate level. At this level, he thrives at throwing passes into tight windows.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
In 2018, Rogers' accuracy at the deep level started to deteriorate. This was mostly the result of a miscommunication with his receivers and Rodgers' tendency to overthrow his receivers
Pocket Presence
Rodgers often recognizes when defenders penetrate through his offensive line but, has also has a penchant for holding on to the ball too long.
Even at the age of 34, Aaron Rodgers has an innate ability to scramble out of the pocket to extend plays. Also, he has the ability to brush past defensive linemen to scramble and gain rushing yards. Plus, he is a pain for defenders to try and get a hand on.
Rodgers has impeccable vision both pre and post snap and rarely misses when a receiver is open.
Doesn't always have the best mechanics, but this is mainly due to the fact that Rodgers relies on his arm talent and mobility to help him pull off miraculous throws.
Since 2006, Rodgers has had a foot fracture, three concussions, two collarbone injuries, two major calf injuries, and an MCL sprain that hobbled him for much of the 2018 season.
Many of Rodgers' current teammates laud his leadership style, but former players such as Greg Jennings, James Jones, and Donald Driver have lambasted the Packers signal caller for his lack of leadership. Also, the ESPN expose on the Packers' dysfunction didn't paint Rodgers' leadership in the best light and former coaches, like Winston Moss, have gone on TV to criticize Aaron. He also needs to develop a better rapport with his WRs.
Game Management
Tremendous game-manager who has great audibles, cadence and time management. He also is great at scanning the field pre and post snap.
One of the best decision making quarterbacks in the history of the NFL when it comes to scanning the field pre-snap and knowing which WR/CB matchup to target on any given play. However, there were many throws from Rodgers that should have been intercepted by defensive backs.
6'2", 225. He's a little short but he's average size.
Aaron Rodgers still has above-average speed for an NFL QB. This is on full display when he is maneuvering around defensive linemen.
Play-Making Ability
Aaron Rodgers can drop a dime on any given play. His arm talent and ability to thread the needle on the run is unprecedented and is why he is really the Houdini of QBs. Plus, he is always a threat in clutch situations and on hail mary plays.
Rodgers has thrown for 4,000+ yards seven times since 2008 and has shattered a plethora of NFL records such as passer rating in a game and season, lowest INT percentage, best TD : INT ratio, and most passing touchdowns in a single half.
He has the demeanor necessary to win a singular game, especially in the postseason. However, his personality is offsetting to most teammates and coaches and his leadership style has been questioned. Also, his body language is often criticized and scouts have been questioning his intangibles for a decade.
He has no legal issues, but it is painfully clear that he can be a pain in the locker room.
He is consistently accurate throughout a game, especially in clutch situations. Plus, even when he does have a bad throw, he is able to bounce back.
Rodgers' strengths include arm strength, arm talent, intermediate accuracy, big time play capability, tight-window accuracy, escapability, and game management.
Rodgers' weaknesses are mostly linked to his soft-skills and intangibles such as leadership, character, likability, and demeanor. However, he also has weaknesses when it comes to durability, holding on to the ball a too long and deep ball accuracy.
Overall Analysis
At age 34, Aaron Rodgers has already solidified himself as a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He has a Super Bowl ring, has shattered almost every NFL passing record, and is the most talented quarterback to ever play the game. This has been evident throughout his whole career when it comes to his ability to read a defense pre and post snap and make deadly accurate passes at the short, intermediate and deep levels of the field. There are very few QBs who have ever or will ever have as much arm talent as Rodgers. Plus, similar to Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz, Aaron Rodgers is a giant headache for defensive players and coaches because of his ability to escape from pressure and scramble. This is due to the fact that Rodgers is great at extending the play and making a miraculous throw or picking up yardage on the ground. However, with all that said, there are some issues surrounding Rodgers as well. For instance, injuries have taken a toll on Rodgers' body and made it harder for him to be active in all 16 games of each NFL season. Additionally, Rodgers has not been a great leader on and off the football field, which has led multiple former coaches and players to air their grievances with Rodgers. Although, even current wide receivers have anonymously called out Aaron for his lack of leadership skills. This friction between Rodgers and his receivers is probably a reason why there were many miscommunication issues between Rodgers and his receivers for the bulk of last season. Due to the fact that the Packers didn't
Compares to
Arm talent = Patrick Mahomes, espability = Russel Wilson and intangibles = Jay Culter.
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak