Much Ado About Nothing: Aaron Rodgers Style

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Aaron Rodgers INTs Training CampI don’t think anybody is truly worried about the fact that Aaron Rodgers has thrown five interceptions in training camp. Still, at first blush, the news really makes you do a double-take.

I mean really. Camp or no camp. You hear the news that Aaron Rodgers has thrown five interceptions and your immediate reaction is… “What?”

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Of course, that reaction happens a split second before your mind realizes that there must be a whole lot more to this story than that. And there is. Training camp INTs come with risky throws to test the acumen of your receivers, and, frankly, Aaron feels confident pulling the trigger on throws that he wouldn’t normally make during the season just because there’s nothing at stake.

But, since the topic has been broached let’s just review how good Aaron Rodgers is.

Aaron Rodgers’ TD Percentage vs INT Percentage

For every 100 passes Aaron throws, only one of them gets intercepted. For those of us who remember the Brett Favre era (no offense Brett), that has been a real change. Brett had an INT percentage of 3.3%. Yeah. You read that right. Brett threw three times the interceptions that Aaron does in the same 100 throws. To his credit, he completed a lot of them that I thought should have been intercepted, but the fact still remains that every time Brett dropped back we would hold our breath.

Now, compare Aaron’s 1% INT percentage to his 7.3% TD percentage. For every 100 passes Aaron throws more than seven of them end up in the endzone. Opponents don’t try to stop him anymore. They just try to slow him down.

Aaron’s Interception Breakdown

It’s hard to imagine Rodgers getting any better at what he does, but, if there’s room for improvement, it may be in this area.

Last season Rodgers threw five interceptions. All of them were thrown in the second half of the game. On the one hand, this is probably a contributor to the leads the Packers have going into the half. On the other hand, it might be an indicator that Aaron slips a bit as the game wears on.

R-E-L-A-X

In the end, we all know that Aaron’s interceptions during camp are meaningless. Well… meaningless for Aaron. The young Packer receivers better take each of these opportunities to make a statement this off-season.

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J.R. Augustine grew up in Black River Falls, WI and is currently living in Tennessee. He was born a Packer fan and survived the infamous 70s and 80s. He has immensely enjoyed the Packers’ recent success and is looking forward to years of success to come.

2 Comments

  1.   September 11, 2015, 8:03 am

    To be fair, Rodgers would have had more interceptions had the defender not dropped the pass. It all comes out in the wash.

  2.   September 10, 2015, 11:48 pm

    Yeabut – every QB, every single year, has INTs that go off the hands of their receivers – and they all count the same. 😉 There’s been too many times when Rodgers took a sack instead of throwing the ball away, which should count against his QB rating. And there’s times that I’d prefer the way Favre threw deep INTs on 3rd down, at least giving his receivers a chance to make a play, which resulted the same as punts. Still, there’s no denying how lucky we are to have Rodgers at the helm. Go Pack go!

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