That same year, Rodgers was stuffed on a third-and-goal from the 1 early in the second quarter at Washington. On fourth-and-goal from the 1, Rodgers threw incomplete for tight end Andrew Quarless, and the Packers went on to lose, 16-13, in a game in which Rodgers suffered a concussion.
As for the danger of the play, Rodgers said he has encountered some during his career – including losing a key piece of equipment.
“I’ve gotten my helmet ripped off a couple times. That seems to be something defenders enjoy doing on those,” Rodgers said with a chuckle. “Because often what happens is if defensive line submarines and the offensive line tries to go low, then it creates this you-and-the linebackers (situation), who have a little bit of a running start on you. Which, if you’re going right over the center, doesn’t always bode well for the quarterback, obviously. Occasionally you get a helmet taken off.”
Listen to Jason Wilde every weekday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on “Green & Gold Today” on 540 ESPN, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/jasonjwilde.