Aaron Rodgers had another one of those incredible moments as an NFL pro, dragging a pretty average Green Bay Packers team to the cusp of the NFC Championship by launching his arm into the stratosphere. Obviously it didn't end with a win, but Rodgers can't play defense or control coin flips unfortunately--thanks asinine NFL overtime rules.
How remarkable was that final minute?
- Rodgers led his team down the field with two game-saving Hail Marys. One on 4th and 10 from his own end zone, the other, on the final play of the game to send Green Bay vs. Arizona to overtime.
- Those two throws totalled 101 yards. Aaron Rodgers led a 101 yard drive to tie the game in just under a minute. Aaron Rodgers threw two Hail Marys in one football drive to save the game.
Seriously. Just take in everything about this image and remember: this game went to overtime. pic.twitter.com/SvlGpSqwgq— Vincent Verhei (@FO_VVerhei) January 17, 2016
- It's Rodgers's second successful Hail Mary to end a football game this season. This one sadly didn't involve Richard Rodgers.
- Aaron was not even looking downfield because of the pressure he was receiving from a full on blitz.
Speechless— Geoff McArthur (@CoachMcArthur6) January 17, 2016
Wow! #NFLPlayoffs— Lorenzo Alexander (@onemangang97) January 17, 2016
ARod again!!! Cal Bears all over the world stand up!!— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) January 17, 2016
A-Rod— Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) January 17, 2016
That man......— Marvin Jones Jr (@MarvinJonesJr) January 17, 2016
WHAAAAAT??????!!!!!!!?????!?!?! Again??????— Langston B Walker (@langstonwalker) January 17, 2016
HAHAHAHAHAHA AARON RODGERS— David Seawright (@DavidSeawright) January 17, 2016
Wow— Max Gilliam (@maxgilliam11) January 17, 2016
Unreal— Ray Hudson (@rayhudson11) January 17, 2016
This is insane.— Darius Allensworth (@_MoneyDA) January 17, 2016
Only a cal bear can pull that off— TRAVEON BECK✨ (@HeyImTray) January 17, 2016
But @AaronRodgers12. You sir are a gamer! Nothing but the ultimate respect for you— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) January 17, 2016
Great game! Always Salute to my boy @AaronRodgers12! You're a legend— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 17, 2016
Just saw the Hail Mary again. It's more impressive than the one in Detroit. 55 yards in air. Against grain of his body. Falling away. Wow.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) January 17, 2016
Crazy— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) January 17, 2016
Two Hail Marys in one season. So proud.— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) January 17, 2016
The Packers don't deserve Aaron Rodgers. The earth doesn't deserve Aaron Rodgers.— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) January 17, 2016
I ❤️ Aaron Rodgers— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 17, 2016
This game needs a special OT rule. They should let Aaron Rodgers try one more pass from his own 40.— J.A. Adande (@jadande) January 17, 2016
That Aaron Rodgers pass was so amazing I'm switching to State Farm.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) January 17, 2016
.@MikeNolan WHY DIDN'T YOU DRAFT AARON RODGERS, MAN. WTF?— LOLKNBR (@LOLKNBR) January 17, 2016
I don't personally care who wins but @AaronRodgers12 is just incredible. Beyond belief.— MikeTirico (@miketirico) January 17, 2016
Oh, @AaronRodgers12. You GOTTA be Catholic.— Dave Barnes (@davebarnesmusic) January 17, 2016
What the hell did @AaronRodgers12 just do!?!? Can't even believe this.— Evan Longoria (@Evan3Longoria) January 17, 2016
Priest: "For your penance, you must do two Hail Marys." Aaron Rodgers: "Ok."— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 17, 2016
Gutsy win by AZ & congrats to the Cards. But man do I feel for @AaronRodgers12 - he was amazing. Deserved to win.— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) January 17, 2016
If I were Aaron Rodgers after this game, I'd be so upset I'd throw my helmet 50 yards on the fly into the hands of a 5th string receiver.— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) January 17, 2016