Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Will Aaron Rodgers' little brother Jordan start against Georgia this Saturday?

Jordan Rodgers tries to escape the clutches of 'Bama's Mark Barron.
There seems to be a quarterback controversy a-brewing at Vanderbilt. One involving a QB with probably aspirations of being the next Eli Manning. Commodore head football coach James Franklin has announced that the starting QB job against Georgia this Saturday is up for grabs in a contest between current starter Larry Jones and his backup, Jordan Rodgers.

Rodgers, a junior, is the kid brother of Green Bay Packers' QB, Aaron Rodgers. He transferred to Vanderbilt from California's Butte Junior College.  He stepped into last Saturday's game against Alabama when Jones went down with a leg injury.


“We’re going to determine that this week and have a competition and kind of see,” Franklin said.
Smith is in his third year as starter, but Rodgers completed 11 of 18 passes for 104 yards with two interceptions in a 34-0 loss Saturday to Alabama after he came in for Smith, who left the game with a left ankle injury, but Franklin said could have returned.

Rodgers has gotten playing time in all five games this season.

“I thought Jordan played extremely well in the first half,” Franklin said. “I don’t think he played as well as he would have liked to play or we would have liked him to play in the second half.”

Naturally, there are Vandy supporters going gaga over the possibility of Aaron Rodgers' little brother starting for the Commodores. They might want to remember that Rodgers' first season as Packers' starting QB wasn't quite the Super Bowl winning season that 2010 was. 

(via Athens Banner Herald, The Tennessean)

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