Monday, Apr. 04, 2011

Aaron Rodgers

Age: 27
Occupation: Quarterback, Green Bay Packers
Previous TIME 100 appearances: 0

The breakout star of the NFL postseason, Rogers won the Super Bowl MVP as he completed 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns in Green Bay's 31-25 victory over Pittsburgh. Rodgers is the rare quarterback who can throw smoothly on the run, and no one is cooler under pressure. As the former backup to Brett Favre who eventually replaced the aging quarterback in 2008, few gave Rodgers much of a chance of matching the Packer legend. Now, thanks to Rodgers, Packer nation has all but forgotten about Favre.