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Aaron Rodgers’ brother getting ready for next level

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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.

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54 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers’ brother getting ready for next level”
  1. 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.

  2. mclovinib says: Mar 28, 2013 8:44 PM

    they said the same thing about sanchez…

  3. vikesfan320 says: Mar 28, 2013 8:45 PM

    Is Jordan Palmer really that much worse than Carson Palmer anymore?

  4. kissmytaintpatriotsrule says: Mar 28, 2013 8:45 PM

    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.

  5. larryboodry says: Mar 28, 2013 8:46 PM

    Welcome to Chicago, Jordan Rodgers.

  6. ttommytom says: Mar 28, 2013 8:47 PM

    He could make more as Aaron’s agent…

  7. dyna42 says: Mar 28, 2013 8:47 PM

    A-rog. J-rog. Really? He’ll be a Viking…Just sayin’

  8. tokyosandblaster says: Mar 28, 2013 8:48 PM

    Vikings.

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

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

  10. blacknole08 says: Mar 28, 2013 8:53 PM

    49ers should draft him. Then Jordan could joke that they took him and not Aaron.

  11. blacknole08 says: Mar 28, 2013 8:53 PM

    Late round of course

  12. 13arod says: Mar 28, 2013 9:13 PM

    take a chance with him

  13. true9erfan66 says: Mar 28, 2013 9:19 PM

    @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.

  14. true9erfan66 says: Mar 28, 2013 9:20 PM

    Well meant keaps second year but first as starter

  15. stoolerz says: Mar 28, 2013 9:22 PM

    Skins will another quarterback next year after RGnoknee gets hurt again on the green dirt.

  16. tanzim12 says: Mar 28, 2013 9:33 PM

    It’s kind of funny , Cutler and Rodgers are friends because Cutler was helping out Jordan (they both went to Vanderbilt).

  17. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Mar 28, 2013 9:39 PM

    “Than there teem will be better then you’re team!!!”
    -semi-literate pft commentor

  18. srcnsd says: Mar 28, 2013 9:40 PM

    Double Discount Double Check

  19. wludford says: Mar 28, 2013 9:50 PM

    Packers will draft him. They always draft a QB.

  20. wludford says: Mar 28, 2013 9:51 PM

    Probably we be a condition of big brother re-signing.

  21. hodag54501 says: Mar 28, 2013 9:57 PM

    CFL. At least he could have a career without being compared to, you know, the other guy.

  22. greatestgamensports says: Mar 28, 2013 10:04 PM

    Anybody see this dude play? Not a very exciting QB wouldn’t be one bit surprised if no team gave him a shot but I do wish him the best!

  23. rajbais says: Mar 28, 2013 10:08 PM

    If it’s a bad year to take a QB just sign him and/or make him a practice squad guy.

  24. rajbais says: Mar 28, 2013 10:08 PM

    If it’s a bad year to take a QB just draft and/or sign him and/or make him a practice squad guy.

  25. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 28, 2013 10:10 PM

    He’s getting ready for the next level. Only three more levels after that and he will be in the NFL.

  26. lightcleric says: Mar 28, 2013 10:21 PM

    I hope he doesn’t get his own Discount Doublecheck commercials…

  27. InFact says: Mar 28, 2013 10:38 PM

    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?

  28. bert1913 says: Mar 28, 2013 10:50 PM

    this reminds of the waterboy movie. remember when they tried the towel boy?

  29. firestarter0728 says: Mar 28, 2013 11:17 PM

    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.

  30. zn0rseman says: Mar 28, 2013 11:25 PM

    I’m far for more interested in James Vandenberg as a late round / undrafted prospect.

  31. landof10000lakes says: Mar 28, 2013 11:27 PM

    Is it too late to say welcome to Minnesota?

  32. 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.

  33. rublestiltzkin says: Mar 29, 2013 12:12 AM

    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

  34. jimbo75025 says: Mar 29, 2013 12:25 AM

    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
    ————-

    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.

  35. sharkmaster88 says: Mar 29, 2013 12:38 AM

    OK 49ers you missed on one Rodgers why not back Kaepernick with the younger brother!!!!

  36. pterodonktyl says: Mar 29, 2013 1:36 AM

    Do a little googling on Dylan Favre. Not a good situation. Not going to the NFL, or even D1.

  37. jimmysee says: Mar 29, 2013 2:02 AM

    I’ve also got the genes to thrive.

    Just in case any NFL team wants to pick me up.

  38. andrewproughcfe says: Mar 29, 2013 2:06 AM

    A whole new round of Discount Double Check commercials starring the Rodgers twins – headed your way.

    Oh joy.

  39. asublimeday says: Mar 29, 2013 3:04 AM

    He must be a nice guy, as its impossible for there to be any more jerk left in those genes after Aaron was born.

  40. spellingcops says: Mar 29, 2013 4:13 AM

    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.
    —————————————
    Have the Raiders been relevant in the last decade?

    Tread carefully.

  41. thesmartestmanever says: Mar 29, 2013 5:20 AM

    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.

  42. gavriloprincip33 says: Mar 29, 2013 5:58 AM

    myasylum11 says: Mar 28, 2013 8:50 PM

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

    “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….

  43. chalkruz1989 says: Mar 29, 2013 7:16 AM

    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.

  44. jjthesportsguy says: Mar 29, 2013 7:17 AM

    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.

  45. ccjcsr says: Mar 29, 2013 7:48 AM

    Jacksonville could use some competition, I see a landing spot there.

  46. djohnson11882 says: Mar 29, 2013 8:55 AM

    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.
    —————————————–

    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.

  47. 15starr says: Mar 29, 2013 8:58 AM

    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.

  48. desal2ds says: Mar 29, 2013 11:02 AM

    In Sean Payton would be perfect to develop under achieving QBs

  49. boyshole25 says: Mar 29, 2013 11:07 AM

    Take kaep over arod? Your crazy as hell true9erfan66. Absolutely nuts

  50. axespray says: Mar 29, 2013 12:25 PM

    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.

  51. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 29, 2013 3:11 PM

    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.

  52. emoney826 says: Mar 29, 2013 3:17 PM

    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.

  53. 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.

  54. Canned Heat says: Mar 29, 2013 4:58 PM

    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.
    _________________________________

    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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