Rodgers sets the bar for not turning the ball over
By JERRY TAPP
Did you know Aaron Rodgers has started 206 regular season games at quarterback for the Packers and in 135 of those games he did not throw an interception? That’s 65.5% of the games he’s started that he did not throw an interception.
Rodgers holds the Packers team record for most games started at QB without an interception with 135. Only three other Green Bay quarterbacks have started 20 or more games at QB without an interception: Brett Favre (89), Bart Starr (78) and Lynn Dickey (23).
The NFL record for most games started at QB with 0 interceptions is held by Tom Brady; he has started 174 games at QB without an interception. With 316 starts in his career, that a 55.1% rate for games where he has not thrown an interception. Rodgers ranks second on the list with his 135 games. There are eight NFL QBs in history who have started 100 or more regular season games with no interceptions. The list:
Here are four more stats involving interceptions (and Aaron Rodgers) that you may find interesting:
• There are 46 quarterbacks who have 200 or more career TD passes. Of those 46, only three have less than 100 interceptions: Kirk Cousins (223 TD passes and 91 interceptions), Russell Wilson (292 TD passes and 87 interceptions) and Aaron Rodgers (449 TD passes and 93 interceptions).
• Of the QBs with 200 or more career TD passes, only five have had six or more of their interceptions returned for TD. Rodgers leads this group with only three of his passes leading to a Pick 6 for the opposition. Steve Young had only four interceptions returned for TD, Randall Cunningham had five, and Russell Wilson and Joe Montana each had only six interceptions returned for TD.
• Rodgers and Brady are in a pretty good battle for the most regular season games with three or more TD passes and no interceptions. Brady tops the list with 66 with Rodgers close behind with 62. They are followed by Brees (56), Peyton Manning (51), Favre (36) and Roethlisberger (35).
• Brady also sits on top of the list for quarterbacks who have attempted 40 or more passes in a game with no interceptions. He has 42 games with those numbers on his resume. Brees had 34, Matt Ryan has 28, Roethlisberger has 23, and Aaron Rodgers has 21 games in his career where he has thrown 40 or more passes in a contest without an interception.