Aaron Rodgers has the top grade-point average of any QB in the NFL and the No. 1 overall ranking in his high school football recruiting class.
His team, the Green Bays, got their first win in its history with a 44-0 rout of their archrival, the Allen High School Cowboys.
Rodgers completed 23-of-38 passes for 356 yards and two touchdowns.
His junior and senior seasons at Allen had not been easy.
He was a top-five prospect in the 2018 class and had been rated as a top 100 prospect by ESPN and Scout.
He went undrafted and went undrafted again in 2019.
He got the green light in 2019 after a three-year probation for violating team rules.
He had to sit out the 2018 season after being charged with misdemeanor domestic violence for allegedly punching his wife in the face during a domestic violence incident at his home.
He spent his first two seasons at the NFL level after getting the green-light to enter the 2019 draft.
The Packers drafted him with the seventh pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.
After a good year, Rodgers was benched for a second straight season.
He has been with the Packers for three seasons, but it is not clear if he will be with them this season.
“We all have to move on,” Rodgers said.
“It’s a little bit disappointing.
I think you just look at Aaron and what he’s accomplished.
He’s made a lot of history in his career.
It’s a tough decision for him and I’m sure the family is as well.
We’ll get through it.”
The Packers have four other quarterbacks, including second-year player Mitchell Trubisky.
Trubiskisky is a redshirt freshman, but he is starting and was expected to have a bigger role.
He started the season against Allen and threw three touchdown passes, but the Packers went on a bye and Trubisks season ended with a 0-6 record.
“I’m not going to get into a story of who’s the better quarterback,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.
Trumbisky said he was disappointed in the coaching staffs decisions and his own performance.
“When you’re in the position I’m in, it’s really hard to not feel like you’re on the right track,” Trubikes coach said.
“[Coach] (Mike) Nealy said he wanted to give me more time.
He didn’t give me any more time, he gave me some more reps.
He said if I’m going to do it, I’m ready to go.”
Trubias father, Ryan, also was a high school teammate of Rodgers, and his daughter, Kaitlyn, plays football for the school team.
The family of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, pictured on Jan. 31, 2019, has moved to Dallas, Texas after his release from Allen High.
(Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports) Rodgers also was able to get his father, Joe, a job as a security guard at the Cowboys’ facility.
Joe Rodgers, who was also released by the Packers, also has a role with the Cowboys.
The Cowboys’ training camp opened Jan. 28.
Rodgers played for the Packers from 2012-2016, winning a Super Bowl with the team in 2015.