Looking Back: By Numbers at Quarterback

We continue our position review of the 2013 season with 14 revealing quarterback-centric statistics. Among those is a salary-cap number that puts some context into the Packers' offseason challenge compared to their NFC peers.

A by-the-numbers look at the Green Bay Packers' quarterbacks.

1: Interception returned for a touchdown in Aaron Rodgers' career, the 2009 game at Tampa Bay.

3: Interceptions returned for a touchdown against the Packers.

3: Games of 13 points or less scored during Rodgers' absence with a broken collarbone.

4: Starting quarterbacks used by the Packers, tying for the second-most in the league by a division champion since the 1970 merger. The 1984 Bears used five starting quarterbacks.

5 Games of 13 points or less scored from 2008 through 2013 in games in which Rodgers started and wasn't injured (2010 at Washington, 2010 at Jets, 2010 vs. Chicago, 2012 at Seattle, 2012 at Giants).

5: Interceptions thrown by Scott Tolzien in 90 attempts, an interception percentage of 5.6. That was the second-highest percentage of any quarterback who started a game this season.

6: Interceptions thrown by Rodgers in 502 attempts in 2011, an interception percentage of 1.2. Rodgers' career interception percentage of 1.76 is No. 1 in NFL history.

6.45: The average yards after catch on Rodgers' completions, second-most in the league behind the 6.82 YAC for Nick Foles.

8.17: Yards per pass attempt by Rodgers, which ranked 25th in the league. Seattle's Russell Wilson's average pass traveled a league-high 9.54 yards.

8.74: Yards per attempt by Rodgers, second only to Foles' 9.12. Seneca Wallace averaged 5.79 per attempt, Matt Flynn averaged 6.90 and Tolzien 7.97. Rodgers' career rate of 8.19 yards per attempt is third in NFL history behind Otto Graham (8.63) and Sid Luckman (8.42).

16: Interceptions thrown by the four quarterbacks. That's the highest team total since Brett Favre tossed 18 in 2006.

21.5: Points per game scored in the eight games played without Rodgers.

30.6: Points per game scored by the Packers in the eight regular-season games started and finished by Rodgers.

17.9 million: Rodgers' cap charge, in dollars, in 2014. Three of the four teams remaining in the NFC playoffs have quarterbacks on their rookie contracts. Combined, every quarterback under contract for next season for those three teams is $9.46 million, according to OverTheCap.com.


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