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Rodgers didn't disappoint in first season at QB

Aaron Rodgers numbers in his first season as a starting
quarterback were much better than Brett Favre's back in 1992.
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - OK, let's get it out right from the start - Aaron Rodgers was no Brett Favre. The Green Bay Packers were 13-3 in Favre's last season as quarterback and under .500 with Rodgers.

But Rodgers' first season at the helm of the Green Bay franchise, while not a success from a Super Bowl winning or even playoff team point of view, was a fantasy success.

And Rodgers numbers in his first season as a starting quarterback, WERE much better than Favre's were back in 1992.

In 16 games, Rodgers threw 536 times, completing 341 for 4,038 yards 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also ran 56 times for 207 yards and four scores. Those numbers are much better than Favre's 1992 season in which he threw 302-for-471 for 3,227 yards 18 TDs and 13 INTs.

Rodgers fantasy statistics are also better than the four other first-year starters this season.

In fact, Rodgers posted the fifth-best fantasy total of any quarterback, first- year starter or 10-year starter. Only Drew Brees (335 fantasy points), Jay Cutler (288), Philip Rivers (275) and Kurt Warner (271) finished in front of the Packers' signal caller and he finished ahead of NFL MVP Peyton Manning, Donovan McNabb and Tony Romo.

So all in all, despite Green Bay finishing with just a 6-10 record, Rodgers' season was definitely a very good fantasy performance.

First-Year Starters

Name Att Comp Yards TDs INTs Fantasy Pts
Aaron Rodgers 536 341 4,038 28 13 267
Matt Cassel 516 327 3,693 21 11 206
Matt Ryan 434 265 3,440 16 11 195
Tyler Thigpen 420 230 2,608 18 12 182
Joe Flacco 428 257 2,971 14 12 157
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