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Jason Garrett: ‘Aaron Rodgers has been hot for nine years’

Aaron Rodgers is ranked No. 1 in fantasy quarterbacks for 2017
Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

In preparation for his team’s game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett knows full well that the primary goal has to be to stop Aaron Rodgers.

The future Hall of Fame quarterback has absolutely dominated the landscape of the league during Green Bay’s seven-game winning streak, throwing 19 touchdowns compared to zero interceptions. It has some thinking Rodgers is playing the best football of his career during this hot streak.

For his part, Garrett doesn’t seem to think so.

This is what has been missing with Rodgers. The dude has been at another level for pretty much the duration of his career. Here’s a guy that’s now thrown 35-plus touchdowns with eight interceptions or fewer in each of his past five full seasons. All said, Rodgers boasts 297 touchdowns compared to just 72 interceptions throughout his career. Those are historic numbers.

And while Rodgers’ success over the past two months is magnified due to recency bias, the quarterback has been at the top of his game for the better part of the past decade. One recent “hot streak” doesn’t change that.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi