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Packers' Aaron Rodgers Is the Best Player in the NFL

-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter)

Is there any doubt who the best player in the NFL is today? There shouldn’t be after another Playstation performance on Sunday afternoon from Aaron Rodgers.

The Green Bay quarterback became the first player in NFL history to throw for 400 yards, four touchdowns and run for two touchdowns in a single game. Oh, and the Packers won 49-23 over Denver.

Rodgers has thrown for 1,325 yards, 12 touchdowns, two interceptions and sports a league-best 124.6 QB Rating. He is leading the NFL in completion percentage at 73.0 percent, yards per attempt at 10.5 and TD percent at 8.5. He also has run the ball 19 times for 53 yards and another two scores on the ground.

Most importantly, the Packers are 4-0 in 2011 and have won 10 straight games including four postseason wins after which Rodgers returned the Lombardi Trophy to Titletown and garnered Super Bowl MVP honors.

Aaron Rodgers has a 29-11 record as the starter (including playoffs) over the last three seasons (counting 2011) and is the most efficient quarterback in the history of the NFL. Steve Young set the NFL record for career QB Rating with a 96.8 career mark from 1985-1999. Rodgers is shattering Young's record with a current mark of 100.5. And his postseason QB rating in five games (all on the road) is even better at 112.6.

Here are his career numbers through three full seasons and a quarter of his fourth:

35-20 regular season record, 100.5 QB Rating
1,141 completions, 1,752 attempts, 65.1% completion
14,048 yards, 99 TD, 34 INT
208 attempts, 979 rushing yards, 15 TD

Those are impressive numbers that make him the best player in the game today. But just in case you needed some more convincing, here are his career postseason numbers — all of which have come away from Lambeau Field.

4-1 postseason record, 112.6 QB Rating
118 completions, 174 attempts, 67.8% completion
1,517 yards, 13 TD, 3 INT
17 attempts, 67 rushing yards, 3 TD

No matter how you look at it, Aaron Rodgers is the best football player on the planet.