Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was closing in on the record for the most touchdown passes in franchise history heading into the Week 16 game against the Cleveland Browns. Rodgers wasted no time in surpassing Favre in the Green Bay history books, as he fired career touchdown pass number 443 to wide receiver Allen Lazard in the first quarter to give the Packers the lead.
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That's a very impressive record by Packers star Aaron Rodgers. It's probably a nostalgic moment for Green Bay fans who watched Brett Favre lead the franchise in the 1990s and the 2000s.
Now Rodgers, who sat and learned under the tutelage of Favre for the first few years of his career, has eclipsed his former mentor in Packers' lore by firing the 443rd touchdown pass of his career.
What a past few weeks it's been for Rodgers. Not only has the Packers star emerged as the favorite for the NFL MVP but he has battled through a toe injury to play nearly flawless football for Green Bay, as he has led his team to an 11-3 record, good for first place in the entire NFC.
Oh, and Aaron Rodgers now stands alone above Brett Favre for the most touchdown passes in Packers' franchise history.