Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers had another fabulous season in 2012 to back up his NFL MVP year in 2011. Rodgers ended up throwing 39 touchdown passes, compared to just eight picks, for 4,295 yards. That all adds up to a 108.0 quarterback rating, which is the best in the NFL.
There is a pattern here, folks.
You see, Rodgers is the highest rated quarterback of all time in the NFL, based on at least 1,500 pass attempts. In fact, he is the only quarterback in the history of the league to have a quarterback rating above 100.
Rodgers is also the highest rated quarterback in NFL history in the postseason as well, as he has a 105.5 mark.
But the statistic that really sets Rodgers apart from any quarterback that has ever played in the NFL is his touchdown pass to interception ratio.
No quarterback has ever had a ratio above 3.0, except for Rodgers. Again, this is based on at least 1,500 pass attempts.
Not only is Rodgers above 3.0, he's at 3.71 and closing in on a 4.0 average.
Just think about that for a second. We are talking about a quarterback that is averaging close to four touchdown passes for every interception he throws.
I've put together a slideshow that lists a number of current quarterbacks in the NFL, as well as some Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks, and a couple more who will be in Canton very soon.
I list the players by one's quarterback rating in a given career. The slide will also show the player's career touchdown pass total, along with how many career interceptions he threw. Finally, it will show the quarterback's touchdown to interception ratio in his career.