Packers QB Aaron Rodgers explains his crazy touchdown pass to Jamaal Williams
After getting nearly getting brought down by two pass rushers, Rodgers managed to find Jamaal Williams in the back corner of the end-zone on a fade route for a pivotal touchdown. The probability of a pass completion on these particular play was incredibly low but the improbable is expected when it comes to Rodgers.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 28, 2019
After the game, Rodgers explained that when he rolled out of the pocket to the right side of the field, he threw the pass so that Jimmy Graham could have gone up for the catch if he wanted. However, it was a calculated risk for Rodgers because he knew that he had a receiver in the back of the end-zone to make a play if Graham did not pursue the ball.
Aaron Rodgers takes us through his TD pass to Jamaal Williams in the back corner of the end zone: pic.twitter.com/Wa4X2uO9jY
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 28, 2019
The play earned high praise from Packers head coach Matt LaFleur as he called it “the greatest play I’ve ever seen live.” Many fans and former players shared a similar sentiment as LaFleur on social media after the play was complete.
Matt LaFleur called the TD pass to Jamaal Williams "The greatest play I've ever seen live"
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) October 28, 2019
There are many plays that Rodgers has made throughout his NFL career that seem practically impossible and this one is definitely high on that list. It’s just what one might come to expect from the Packers quarterback at this point.
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