Packers’ Matt LaFleur was blown away by one play in particular from Aaron Rodgers
The Green Bay Packers were able to handily defeat the New York Giants in the snow while Aaron Rodgers had another memorable performance. Of all the plays that were made, Matt LaFleur was blown away by one play in particular from Rodgers.
“Aaron hung in the pocket, and then drifted and was getting hit as he released that ball. You don’t see many people that are physically capable of making that play,” LaFleur said Monday.
The play Matt LaFleur is speaking about involved Aaron Rodgers throwing a 15-yard pass to Geronimo Allison on a fourth-down play. Here is the play in its entirety.
Such a ridiculous throw. pic.twitter.com/wsjWCaCnTW
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) December 3, 2019
Over the course of his career, Rodgers has made plenty of ridiculous throws. On this one, he was fading backward and begin to drift slightly to his left as pressure was mounting in his face.
As the defender got his hands on the Packers’ franchise quarterback, he uncorked a perfect pass to Allison down the field. To some, it was a simple 15-yard completion that moved the chains for Green Bay on Sunday.
But to LaFleur, it was another play that proves why Rodgers is still among the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL. The future Hall-of-Fame quarterback finished the game against the Giants with 243 yards and four touchdowns.
It was Rodgers’ second game this season of throwing four or more touchdowns. Of course, the first game came in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders when he had 429 yards and five scores; along with posting a perfect passer rating of 158.3.
At 36-years-old, Rodgers may not be able to move like he once did but he showed on Sunday that his arm is still as strong as ever.