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So the first five years of the Aaron Rodgers era in Green Bay have gone reasonably well. The Packers are 52-26 in the regular season under Rodgers, making four playoff appearances, claiming two division titles and winning Super Bowl XLV. Rodgers himself has been an All-Pro, league MVP and Super Bowl MVP. He holds the single-season and career records for passer-rating (122.5, 104.9). He has the lowest interception rate in NFL history (1.7) and the second-highest completion percentage (65.7). His career yards-per-pass-attempt (8.1) is the highest posted by any quarterback since the AFL-NFL merger.
Fantasy-wise, Rodgers has ranked among the top-three scorers at his position every year since 2008. He's only missed two games over five seasons, so durability isn't a concern. Rodgers certainly doesn't come cheap at the draft table (ADP 14.7), but his history of consistent top-tier production supports the price. Over the past two seasons, he's thrown 84 touchdowns passes while rushing for five additional scores. Rodgers and Drew Brees are the only quarterbacks in the player pool who can be projected for something close to 40 TDs in 2013.
It's fine to say that you like the QBs who are typically available in the mid-rounds in fantasy drafts, of course — guys like Romo, Luck, Stafford and Wilson. Just please don't assume those lower-tier options will keep pace with game's elite passers. The names at the very top of the ranks have separated themselves.
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