Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers is arguably one of the best players ever to play the Gridiron. Since replacing Favre in 2008, Rodgers has been nothing short of spectacular. He already has one Super Bowl victory under his belt, he is a 2x NFL MVP, and is on pace to shatter every meaningful NFL record. But for all of his fame and fortune, most NFL fans know very little about the 34-year-old.
This piece features 12 surprising facts we’ve compiled about Aaron Rodgers. After reading this, you’ll know exactly why Rodgers tapes potato chips to the back of his feet (somehow not as weird as it sounds) — or why he hates the NFL draft. Here you go…
1. He almost quit football to become a lawyer
Looking back on it now, it’s hard to believe there was a time when football teams didn’t want Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback. Despite breaking every school record at Pleasant Valley High School, Rodgers didn’t receive a single scholarship offer from a Division I football program. In a 2011 interview with ESPN, Rodgers said (at that time) he seriously considered quitting football to study for law school. Instead of giving up, Rodgers used the rejection as motivation. He saved every rejection letter he received from schools and still has them to this day. Tacked to the wall of the walk-in closet in his Green Bay home are two rejection letters, one from Illinois, the other from Purdue.
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