There are thousands and one cool American footballer out there, but only a handful of them are as entertaining and fantastic as Aaron Rodgers.
If his amazing records and successful transition from substitute to quarterback have confirmed that Rodgers is one of the best and most versatile footballers, then his peculiar touchdown celebration has earned him the love and admiration of football fans around the world.
If you’re not a fan of the Rodgers team, you won’t mind the celebration that Rodgers and his teammates have come to regard as the “Championship Belt”. Every time the footballer scores a rash touchdown, he makes a gesture around his waist and moves his hands as if he were strapping on a championship belt.
While Green Bay Packers fans now use this gesture to taunt their opponents by promising they would be crushed on the pitch, the celebration became popular when the state agricultural insurance company decided to show it in their Discount Double Check commercials.
As the quarterback of the National Football League (NFL) Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers boasted numerous fantastic career records, including being the only quarterback in the league’s history to score more than 100 passing scores in six consecutive seasons, from 2009 to 2014. If you look at the records, you’ll see that no other quarterback has done this feat for more than four consecutive seasons. The man is at the top of the NFL’s history with a 100-plus rating in seven seasons from 2009 to 2016.
Apart from that, Aaron has thrown the most 38-plus TD passes in NFL history. He has done this four times. He is also one of the few four quarterbacks in NFL history to have thrown more than 40 TD passes in two seasons. Other quarterbacks include Drew Brees, Dan Marion, and Peyton Manning. So far, only Rodgers has thrown over 40 TD passes with seven or fewer INTs in a season. This feat was first achieved in 2011 with 45/6 and again in 2016 (40/7).
Aaron has other outstanding successes to his credit, which have earned him multiple awards as the NFL’s most valuable player. Packers chose Rodgers in the 2005 NFL draft, and it is well known that his distinguished college football career with the California Golden Bears enabled him to be drafted in the first round.
Rodgers’ Early Life, Parents, Brother and Family
Rodger’s parents, Edward Wesley Rodgers and Darla Leigh gave birth to him on December 2, 1983, in Chico, California. Not much is known about the footballer’s mother, but it is known that his father played for the Chico State Wildcats for about three years, from 1973 to 1976.
Aaron was still a child and moved with his family to Ukiah. There he received his earliest formal education. It is said that his father encouraged him to become an athlete. He played football with Aaron and his brothers and urged them to do everything that would make them better athletes than he was. The family later moved back to Chico, where Aaron attended Pleasant Valley High School and finally graduated in 2002.
Aaron has two brothers, Luke and Jordan. Their ethnic origins are traced back to German, Irish and English. Of the two brothers, Jordan is the most popular. Like his older brother Aaron, Jordan was once a professional quarterback player. He most recently played for the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League and is now a sports commentator.
Aaron Rodgers’ Net Worth
Isn’t it superfluous to point out that a large part of Aaron Rodger’s net assets come from his football career? The man is considered one of the highest-paid sportsmen in the world. In 2013, he signed a five-year contract worth 110 million dollars, which made him the highest-paid player in the NLF. The deal gave Rodgers a $35 million signing bonus. He also made $62.5 million in the first three years.
In addition to his salary as a footballer, Aaron Rodgers has made huge contributions through his support of Nike and his aforementioned commercials for the National Agricultural Insurance Fund. While Forbes puts Aaron’s salary at $11.6 million and his income from sponsorship contracts at $7.5 million, the value of the quarterback’s assets are estimated at $30 million. But we still need to substantiate this.
Wife, Girlfriend, or Gay?
Aaron has no wife and has never been married. That doesn’t make him gay, does it? Well, the man, as far as we can tell, is heterosexual and not sexually attracted to his own gender. This is despite the fact that he has openly expressed respect for the sexual orientation of others.
In fact, the man has been romantically linked to Olivia Munn, an actress, since 2014. Recently, in 2018, he was seen with Danica Patrick, an American racing driver. Apparently they were on a trip together and are lovers.