Published November 9, 2011 - 5:55pm
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Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers has really played well this year for the Commodores. He’s leading the offense right now, and he’s making everyone else around him better, including wide receiver Jordan Matthews and running back Zac Stacy.
To start the year, Rodgers was playing behind returning starter Larry Smith.
During Smith’s starts (weeks one through six), the Commodores averaged 132.5 passing yards per game. Now, with Rodgers starting, the Commodores have averaged 241 yards per game in their last three contests, including near-wins against Arkansas and Florida.
We all know Rodgers is the younger brother of Aaron Rodgers, but he will remind you of Aaron with his escapability and touch with the football in the passing game.
Rodgers is playing very smart right now, and he can absolutely hit you with the touch pass or take off and run for eight or nine yards. He’s getting better and better as he gets more and more reps and game experience.
RODGERS’ RUNNING ABILITY:
RODGERS’ TOUCH IN THE PASSING GAME:
That was a great pass to Matthews, and of course Matthews made an incredible one-handed grab.
With Rodgers picking up the offense and moving it through the air, running back Zac Stacy is quietly putting up big numbers in the running game. In Rodgers’ first two starts against Army and Arkansas, Stacy ran for a combined 326 yards and four touchdowns.
I like the way Rodgers is playing, and he just might have a big-time future…just like his brother.