Every player who ever plays in the NFL starts with their first game ever. This game can be a starting opportunity in front of their home fans or it can be coming off the bench. Aaron Rodgers is an exceptional quarterback and a player that will go down in history as one of the Packers best ever which is truly saying something.
What about Aaron Rodgers’ first NFL game ever though?
Aaron Rodgers saw his first NFL action when he came off the bench to relieve Brett Favre in a 52-3 Packers victory over the New Orleans Saints on October 9, 2005. Brett Favre had completed 19 of 27 passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns when he came out of the game. Rodgers came into the game and his final stats that day showed him completing 1 of 1 passes for zero yards. Not of much of a historical moment, but it was the beginning of something special.
Aaron Rodgers got his first NFL start in the first game of the 2008 season when he trotted out at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football. He would complete 18 of 22 passes that day for 178 yards and one touchdown. He also ran the ball eight times for 35 yards and another touchdown too. His one touchdown pass was caught by Korey Hall. When time expired, he had led the Packers to a 24-19 victory over the rival Minnesota Vikings. This was just the first of many victories to come.