Aaron Rodgers Creates Where There Is Nothing
Aaron Rodgers is a quarterback who is able to make plays “off schedule.” Most QB’s can execute when everything develops just as intended, he can hit the top of his drop and deliver the ball in rhythm. Aaron Rodgers can do that and more.
As the NFL game continues to evolve, it is becoming more and more of a requirement that the quarterback be able to make plays “off schedule.” Most QB’s can execute when everything develops just as intended, he can hit the top of his drop and deliver the ball in rhythm. Aaron Rodgers can do that and more.
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When the play breaks down, however, whether it’s because of pressure or good coverage, it takes a unique skill set to turn a bad situation into positive yardage. The names Mahomes and Wilson also come to mind. However, a guy who’s been doing it for quite some time (and causing quite a few gray hairs among defensive coordinators), is Aaron Rodgers.
Watch this rep here vs. the Rams. As Aaron Rodgers takes his drop, there aren’t many great options for Rodgers to deliver the ball. His receivers are covered, so Rodgers, feeling a void to his left, leaves the pocket. This puts his receivers into scramble-drill mode. They know that when their QB leaves the pocket, they are supposed to break off their routes and find a hole in the defense.
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But now Aaron Rodgers must deal with pressure. He reverses his movement, working back to his right. Robert Tonyan, his tight end, recognizes Rodgers’ movements and reverses directions with him while climbing into the coverage void. The defender, with his eyes on the QB, loses track of Tonyan. Rodgers does not.
Continuing to avoid the rush, he delivers a ball with good accuracy to his tight end for a huge play. His ability to do this consistently has made him one of the game’s great QB’s and helped make Green Bay’s offensive attack really tough to stop.