I used to be enjoying round with some quarterback information on Professional Soccer Reference this morning and observed one thing that I assumed needed to be an error. The web site has not too long ago added info on “decide sixes” thrown that present up on the participant stats. After I was working a search (for one thing else) and checked out quarterbacks by way of age 30, Aaron Rodgers had solely certainly one of them earlier than his 31st birthday. That stood out. So I searched once more, and he has thrown solely two for his profession.
The primary got here in 2009, when Tanard Jackson returned one on the finish of recreation to seal a Tampa Bay victory with 34 seconds remaining as Rodgers tried to make a desperation play on 4th and 12. The second took almost one other decade to happen, and was final September when William Jackson stepped in entrance of an out route and took it again 75 yards.
Perhaps you’ve heard passing reference to his lack of throwing interception returns to the opposite workforce, however seeing the stats for all the opposite quarterbacks places it into some perspective simply how loopy it’s that he has solely thrown two in his profession.
Listed here are the common season profession decide six totals listed for a few of his elite contemporaries who’ve performed properly into their thirties, in accordance with Professional Soccer Reference:
- Brett Favre – 31
- Drew Brees – 27
- Peyton Manning – 27
- Philip Rivers – 23
- Eli Manning – 22
- Ben Roethlisberger – 15
- Tom Brady – 13
Need one other instance of how ridiculous his propensity to keep away from them is, and the way beneficial he’s? Because the begin of the 2008 season, when Rodgers took over because the starter, he has thrown two of them. All different Inexperienced Bay quarterbacks have thrown 5. That’s in 773 cross makes an attempt for all different Inexperienced Bay quarterbacks, versus 5,428 passes for Rodgers.
So far as I can inform, Rodgers has one of the best charge of avoiding them of all-time, a minimum of amongst passers who performed lengthy sufficient to throw 1,000 passes within the NFL. Roger Staubach joins Rodgers in solely throwing two, in 2,911 makes an attempt. The immortal Marc Wilson is the one different QB to throw as few as two in 2,000 makes an attempt. In the meantime, Carson Wentz has probably the most cross makes an attempt with just one in his profession, as he’s presently at 1,448 passes. He must throw only one in his subsequent four,039 passes to match the place Rodgers presently stands.