Aaron Rodgers’ brother getting ready for next level

AP

With brothers Peyton and Eli Manning destined to meet once again on the field this year, another set of quarterback brothers could be headed to the NFL.

This one, for now, is on track to be more like Carson and Jordan Palmer.

Jordan (coincidentally) Rodgers, the younger brother of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, has completed a college career at Vanderbilt and is preparing for the NFL draft.

Gil Brandt of NFL.com writes that the younger Rodgers “threw it pretty good” at a recent Pro Day workout, despite being limited by a groin injury.  Brandt believes Jordan Rodgers will go undrafted, getting his initial chance as a camp arm.

Still, players like Kurt Warner and Tony Romo also were undrafted.  And Jordan Rodgers definitely has the genes to thrive.  He’ll get his chance; it’ll be fun to see what he’s able to do with it.

54 responses to “Aaron Rodgers’ brother getting ready for next level

  1. What’s even more interesting, their is also another Favre waiting in the wings. Bretts nephew.

  2. @blacknole08 ya your right we messed up and drafted Alex over Rodgers. But guess what I will take keap all Day over Rodgers. Keap is younger faster,stronger arm and took his team rookie year to SB he will only keep getting better for next about 3 years were Rodgers even though he is top 3 in league is as good as he will ever be so if niners don’t draft Alex we don’t have league changing keap so in plenty happy we didn’t draft Rodgers. Plus we never know but had we drafted Rodgers chances are we would of been good enough we don’t end up with harbaugh either so ya much more happy we have keap & harbaugh. So basically your little joke isn’t funny cause it turned out to be a great move not to mention we picked up a 2nd and some other nice picks for Alex.

  3. Some illiterate wrote:

    “It wont be hard to be better then his big brother Aaron. But even that wont matter he will always be in Tom Brady’s shadow.”

    You mean Aaron Rodgers little brother Jordan is going to be a Hall of Fame qualifier, too?

  4. The Vikings will probably draft him. They’ll jump on anything even remotely related to Green Bay, desperately hoping some of that championship mojo will rub off.

  5. vikesfan320 says:
    Mar 28, 2013 8:45 PM
    Is Jordan Palmer really that much worse than Carson Palmer anymore?

    Do the Vikings have a super bowl ring?

    Tread carefully.

  6. If he was good enough to make a team, then he wouldn’t have been remarked by scouts to have “looked pretty good”. Thats the nice way of saying, okay kid nice try, but we’re not impressed. Anyone who thinks he garnered any attention on his own, is delusional. The fact that Aaron Rodgers is so good, will probably get this kid a non roster invitee somewhere. Whichever team decides to do that will be sending the message to the fans that they don’t care about winning, publicity is more important. Very pathetic

  7. jets4gold says:Mar 28, 2013 8:43 PM

    any team would be stupid not to pick him up. maybe even use a late 7th round pick on him
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    Really? The guy could not even hold down the starters job at Vandy-and they sucked most of the time he was there. Jordan R is more of a runner and doesn’t have much of an arm (or he never showed it much anyway). He will get his shot to be in camp somewhere because of his name and not because he earned it in college.

  8. tatum064 says: Mar 28, 2013 11:53 PM

    vikesfan320 says:
    Mar 28, 2013 8:45 PM
    Is Jordan Palmer really that much worse than Carson Palmer anymore?

    Do the Vikings have a super bowl ring?

    Tread carefully.
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    Have the Raiders been relevant in the last decade?

    Tread carefully.

  9. myasylum11 says: what’s even more interesting, there’s another Favre waiting in the wings. Brett’s nephew.

    umm, that’s really Brett with hair dye and wranglers.

  10. myasylum11 says: Mar 28, 2013 8:50 PM

    What’s even more interesting, their is also another Favre waiting in the wings. Bretts nephew.
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    “Dylan Favre left Mississippi State in December after spending the season as the backup quarterback, and said that he’s transferring to Pearl River Community College (the Wildcats, in Poplarviille, Miss.). Now Favre, nephew of Brett Favre, has been arrested for drug possession — he was pulled over after midnight for a broken tag light (strict), and police found some weed. But he’s also being charged with intent to distribute. (Dean Wormer shakes his head sadly).”

    Yep; he’s got some of the family characteristics….

  11. The only reason this made PFT is due to his last name. Jordan Rodgers doesn’t have a strong arm and has a knack for turning the ball over.

    Best of luck in his journey but he is one of 50+ quarterbacks that had their last days in college as a football player.

  12. I’d love to see the Packers pick him. He can’t be any worse than Graham Harrell is right now. It’d be fun to see Rodgers coach up his little brother while winning a few games on the way.

  13. asublimeday | Mar 29, 2013, 2:04 AM CDT
    He must be a nice guy, as its impossible for there to be any more jerk left in those genes after Aaron was born.
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    Could you please explain exactly how Aaron is a jerk, because all I’ve seen is him being a hell of a person both on and off the field.

  14. If he is undrafted and the packers are even a little interested jordan will try out here. If he has the drive to learn like his older brother he could make it.

  15. Kaep is talented, but if him and Rodgers swapped teams last year – Rodgers would’ve brought the niners a trophy and Kaep would’ve been lucky to have taken the injury-stricken 2012 Packer team to the playoffs.

  16. He still has a long way to go, I haven’t yet heard one single peep or complaint or whining in the media. A-Rodg is disappointed.

  17. If he’s as bad as everyone claims, the packers won’t draft him. If they cut him, it could possibly create tension with Aaron, just like when the packers didn’t draft Casey Matthews because if he sucked, which he does, they would have had to cut him. You don’t wanna upset your star players.

  18. @true9erfan, what you say is all well and good, but our QB has a ring. Your 1/2 year wonder has a super bowl appearance. I’ll take the QB with the ring anyday of the week. There’s no gaurentees in the NFL. Your team, while really good, has no gaurentee of getting back to the big game. So your argument holds no ground.

  19. emoney826 says: Mar 29, 2013 3:20 PM

    @true9erfan, what you say is all well and good, but our QB has a ring. Your 1/2 year wonder has a super bowl appearance. I’ll take the QB with the ring anyday of the week. There’s no gaurentees in the NFL. Your team, while really good, has no gaurentee of getting back to the big game. So your argument holds no ground.
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    Not only does it not hold ground….I am waiting for the day when a strong safety, screened from Kaepernick’s view by a blocker or opposing LB comes around the end and breaks that smart mouth punk in half. It’s going to happen to him, just a matter of when. The running QB thing does not work…QB’s cannot take big hits.

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