Aaron Rodgers’ Hall of Fame NFL career hit another milestone on Sunday: 300 career touchdown passes. The 300th was this hilariously boring shovel pass from Rodgers to running back Ty Montgomery, coming from all of one yard away from the Falcons’ end zone and making the score 34-23, Atlanta, in their Sunday Night Football game:
Rodgers is incredible. He’s the best gunslinger of his time, and he’s made so many wowing plays in his career that counting out a list of the best ones is really hard. My favorite wasn’t even a touchdown. It was that pass to Jared Cook that set up a game-winning field goal at Dallas in 2016’s divisional playoff round:
There’s no denigrating 300 TD passes. It’s just kind of funny that Rodgers would get there — and tie John Elway for the 10th-most all-time — on a play as boring as a shovel pass to a converted wide receiver who wears No. 88 as a running back.
If you have been following Dak Prescott, you know his story of his mother tragically passing away after a battle with colon cancer. Well, this was the weekend in which the tragedy occurred. Dak, a self-proclaimed momma’s boy, was preparing to take on Jadeveon Clowney and the South Carolina Gamecocks. It was the first game of his life that he didn’t get to hear his mother’s voice before he took the field. He then played his self-proclaimed worst game of his collegiate career.
The following week, Dak split time with then incumbent starter Tyler Russell against the Aggies. In a game that he split snaps and eventually left with an injury, Dak had an impressive performance against Johnny Manziel and company.