When all is said and done, Aaron Rodgers might go down as the best quarterback of all-time. He might not have as many rings as Tom Brady or the same intellectual command of the game as Peyton Manning or the mind-blowing statistics that some other quarterbacks have, but if you judge with your eyes, he might be the best. The fact that he has the highest passer rating and the best touchdown-to-interception ratio of all-time would seem to back that up.
Yet, few saw the greatness in Rodgers. He attended junior college after not receiving any scholarship offers out of high school, and even after a standout career at Cal, 23 teams passed on him before the Green Bay Packers took him 24th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. Those 23 teams could have had the greatest quarterback of all-time play for them but instead ended up with someone else. Let’s take a look back at the 23 players teams so foolishly drafted ahead of Aaron Rodgers.