Aaron Rodgers Upstaged By Geno Smith and Marcus Mariota in Training Camp Accuracy
Aaron Rodgers has thrown five interceptions in training camp — as many as he threw all of last regular season. He’s earned enough equity with his accuracy that this wouldn’t be cause for concern in even a horrifying media market like New York, but it’s especially not the case with the Green Bay press. Now, Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin quoted Rodgers and Mike McCarthy as saying the picks are actually kind of by design:
Kevin Clark of the Wall Street Journal also noticed this yesterday:
And, as he pointed out, the venerable Bob McGinn wrote about Rodgers’ practice habits last year in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Rodgers has a career 249-64 TD-INT ratio in the regular season and playoffs combined. He’s thrown interceptions on just 1.6% of his regular season pass attempts, the best all-time, and directly ahead of legends like Tom Brady, Neil O’Donnell, and Sam Bradford.
This all goes to show why it’s training camp gobbledygook when you see writers and outlets heaping praise on Marcus Mariota and Geno Smith for avoiding picks.