Sunday’s NFC Divisional round playoff game between the Packers and Cowboys was a good one. The Cowboys mounted a furious comeback, but with the game tied at 31 the Cowboys left Aaron Rodgers with just enough time to pull off a magic trick. But, according to Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb, you won’t find that play in the team’s playbook. Rodgers drew it up in the huddle, like a game of backyard football.
As reported by Yardbarker, with twelve seconds left in regulation, Rodgers rolls out of the pocket to his left and fires a dart on the sideline to tight end Jared Cook. The throw and catch are a thing of beauty. See the video below.
As I’ve written before, in my opinion, Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in football. The way he can move and manipulate the pocket with his legs and throw accurate darts while on the move is amazing. The fact that he is so confident (read: cocky and arrogant) in his abilities that he can draw up a play and freelance in the huddle at the end of a playoff game is the stuff of legend.
NFL fans everywhere rejoice. You get another week of Aaron Rodgers and we inch closer to that colossal quarterback matchup everyone wants to see in the Super Bowl.