Packers’ Marquez Valdes-Scantling reacts to Aaron Rodgers’ incredible performance vs. Raiders
On Sunday, Rodgers recorded a perfect passer rating (158.3) for the first time in his career and Packers franchise history. He did so while throwing for five touchdowns, running for another and tallying 429 passing yards on 25 of 31 passing. An elite performance that will surely win him NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Rodgers can thank wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling for contributing in a big way on the day. After not practicing all week due to a knee and ankle injury, the second-year wide-out tallied 133 yards and a score off of two receptions.
Of course, Valdes-Scantling will also thank Rodgers for finding him. In fact, he praises him while calling him one of the greatest ever to do it.
“He’s one of the greatest ever to do it, if not the greatest ever to do it. When you’ve got a quarterback like that under center, anything can happen,” Valdes-Scantling said post-game, via Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. “You can go out and be successful at any point in time. You can’t ask for a better quarterback than him.”
Rodgers had his monumental game without his favorite target, Pro Bowler Davante Adams.
Once again, the California product is showing the NFL who he is and making sure they don’t forget it. If they do, he can point to Green Bay’s 6-1 record.