Aaron Rodgers needs just 15 snaps to throw his first TD in return

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The Green Bay Packers were not interested in easing Aaron Rodgers back in.

In his first game back since breaking his collarbone on Oct. 15, Rodgers dropped back on his first snap and threw a laser to Davante Adams for a completion. He dropped back on 10 of the Packers’ 15 snaps in the first quarter. Rodgers took off and ran on three of those plays, so it was clear he wasn’t timid after being out for a couple months with a broken collarbone.

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And at the end of the Packers’ second drive, on the final play of the first quarter, Rodgers threw a touchdown to Adams.

Adams ran a nice route and was wide open, but it was still good to see Rodgers throwing touchdowns again.

It was uncertain if Rodgers could return this season when he broke his collarbone on a hit from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. But he recovered quickly and was cleared, just in time to see if he could lead the 7-6 Packers to the playoffs.

Rodgers was rusty right away. He misfired on passes to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb on Green Bay’s first drive, throws we’re used to seeing Rodgers complete with ease. But that’s understandable.

And then on Green Bay’s second possession, it looked like the same old Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers returned Sunday from a broken collarbone. (AP)
Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers returned Sunday from a broken collarbone. (AP)

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