Backup's Success is No Surprise for Teammates, Coaches

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packer fans haven't seen much of quarterback Aaron Rodgers over the past two years.

The top draft pick and backup to Brett Favre has spent most of his time holding clipboards and mopping up a few ugly losses.

That changed last weekend when he got extended playing time in the preseason opener at Pittsburgh and rallied the Packers to a 13-9 win.

And that was after Favre didn't get as much as a first down as the starter.

Coaches and teammates say they're not surprised at Rodgers' performance because they've seen his hard work and improvement, and his maturity unfolding.

He should get more playing time when the Packers play Seattle Saturday at Lambeau Field.


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