Aaron Rodgers’ Brother Jordan Joins Bucs

October 7th, 2013

The Bucs have a new quarterback. The team announced it signed Jordan Rodgers to the practice squad today. He’s a 25-year-old rookie, who was undrafted and was cut by the Jaguars before training camp.

Joe not sure the Bucs are finished shopping for a No. 3 QB, but they’ve got one for now. Here’s what the Vanderbilt University website says about Rodgers’ 2012 season with the Commodores. 

An offensive co-captain, Rodgers put together one of the finest seasons ever by a Vanderbilt senior quarterback… Also became first quarterback in team history to guide Commodores to back-to-back postseason bowl appearances… Started all 12 games in which he participated, leading Commodores to 9-4 record and one of their best seasons in team gridiron history… His season passing totals -191 completions, 2,539 yards and 15 touchdowns – rank among the Top Ten single-season totals ever by a Vanderbilt QB… Rodgers completed 59.9% of his passes, the highest percentage by a Commodore QB since Jay Cutler’s junior season in 2004… Played remarkably consistent during Vanderbilt’s seven-game win streak to conclude the season, averaging 211 passing yards and nearly two TD passes per game… Passed for at least 170 yards in all but one start… Threw for a season-high 279 yards and two touchdowns to guide Commodores to thrilling 27-26 fourth quarter comeback win at Ole Miss… Also recorded 71 yards and two TDs on the ground vs. Ole Miss… Had two TD passes and a rushing score in Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl victory over N.C. State… Finished the campaign with 12 TD passes in the Commodores’ final six games…

30 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers’ Brother Jordan Joins Bucs”

  1. bucfanjeff Says:

    Well, he couldn’t beat out Henne or Gabbert, so we know he’s humble – or is now.

  2. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    LOL, Discount Double Check Jr

  3. BucFanForever Says:

    Now, the Bucs need to sign a retired Brett Favre, so Jordan can learn from the master just like his brother did.

  4. MadMax Says:

    I like it…..was pushing for us to draft him with a late pick, but we got Glennon. We’ll see how he develops. Didnt do too bad at Vandy.

  5. Splengo Says:

    Whaaat? What happened to competition at every position? Oh, that was then, this is now! I feel a great sense of relief hearing this!!!

  6. Bucs1987 Says:

    I don’t see the Bucs having many options mid-season to get a viable QB right now. Perhaps getting a player off of a practice squad, is the only option out there.

  7. bucrightoff Says:

    Vandy players have been a mixed bag for the Bucs. On the one hand Shelton Quarles was a pretty good player. On the other hand Myron Lewis was…well…yeah…

  8. Bobby Says:

    Look, the Bucs are married to Glennon for the remainder of the season. This is a move to get a QB who at least showed promise in college and obviously comes from good stock in a family that produced Aaron Rogers. It’s never a bad idea to have 3 QB’s and nobody is reading anything into this other than possible backup or practice squad.

  9. T in Orlando Says:

    Unrelated news, but Vick officially out for Sunday’s game. Looks like we’ll get to see Nick Foles light us up twice in two years.

  10. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    Glad we didn’t trade a pick for a 3rd QB…..he will do just fine…

    It seems no matter what we do it attracts wise-ass comments.

  11. Theodore Says:

    I’m confused as to why they are not trading for Peyton Manning to back up Glennon.

  12. jim Says:

    25 year old rookie? They just cut a 25 year old qb with 4 years experience that just needed ‘coaching’ and a system that is in the 21st century.

  13. BucsfaninChina Says:

    What a fine destination to develop into a competent quarterback!

  14. Harry Says:

    Joe, I really don’t understand your concern/need for the Bucs to win another game. Sure, if Glennon looks like the second coming of Payton, I am all in on that. But, no way – personally, with all the other needs they had I felt when they drafted Glennon it was a waste of a 3rd round pick. We did not need him if Josh finally stepped up, and he was not going to be the savior either.

    No, I really don’t want them to win another game. I want the Bucs to FINALLY get that elusive franchise QB. Enough of this nonsense. I have been a Bucs fan since I moved to FL in ’89. It is SO MUCH FUN to watch a Payton Manning play. Even in those rare instances when he loses, he is still fun to watch; one always thinks he is going to pull it out in the end. I am selfish – I want a real franchise QB in 2014!!

  15. Curmudgeon Says:

    Uuhhh, did someone above make wise-ass remarks about this move, regarding competition? You’re an idiot. This is a practice squad move, dumbass. They still have an open roster spot. Do you think there are quality QBs out there to fill a roster spot? Jeezus Kreiste, let’s keep the criticisms reasonable, can we?

  16. 91b93u94c59s54 Says:

    I’m sorry but Idc if he played in the SEC or not, 59% completion percentage aint gonna get it done in the NFL.

  17. k_bassuka Says:

    Yet another great move by Schiano. Pick up the QB that was released by the only QB less team in the NFL. Championship…

  18. Curmudgeon Says:

    ^ practice squad player, dumbass.

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Harry Says
    “No, I really don’t want them to win another game. I want the Bucs to FINALLY get that elusive franchise QB.”


    Tell me, other than Doug Williams, where have the best QBs for the Bucs ever come from? Free Agency.

    You don’t throw freaking games to get a good draft pick! You play to win every game. Period. Even if the Bucs ended up with the first pick, what makes you think that pick would not be a bust?

    The fact is you have quit on the team. That’s the only reason to “hope” to lose games for a draft pick.

  20. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    As to Jordan Rodgers, I was hoping they would pick him up. Practice Squad is perfect for now so they can take a look at him. You never know what will result.

  21. Harry Says:

    No BuccaneerBonzai, it means I am tired of never having a QB. You are welcome to your opinion, but if Glennon is not IT, what purpose does it serve to win another game? I know that sounds crazy, but really.

    And what great QB are we going to get in free agency? Who is going to be so stupid to let one go? You remember when Bress was a FA? The Dolphins chose Culpepper over Bress (think they wish they could have a do-over on that one?). When Payton was a FA, he obviously got to pick where he wanted to go. Do you think he would choose this circus over John Elway? (I bet I get some crap for that comment). And in one of my recent posts I was chastising Dominic for not trading for Alex Smith – am I desperate or what?.

    Settle – drafted Wilson; San Fran -drafted Colin and dumped their QB who was rocking at the time; Indy – got Lucky (sorry); Green Bay – the brother Rodgers; Dolphins – Tannahill (I would have drafted his hot wife); Atlanta – Drafted Ryan, etc, etc.

    What team solved their QB with FA? NO – Bress (VERY lucky, see previous stmt), Denver – Payton (even luckier); Bears – no, never mind, KC – the team is winning those games/Smith is just not losing them.

    Our best shot to end this madness is to end up with a top 3 pick; sorry, that doesn’t guarantee us anything, but its a start.

  22. Harry Says:

    btw Bonzai, your solution is Jordan Rodgers? Really? LOL

  23. QP Says:

    What, no former Rutgers QBs were available?

  24. underdogs Says:

    Harry, how many of those QB’s listed were #1 overall picks?

    I want my team to win every game!! I can’t bring myself to ever route (or is it “root”?) for a loss. Go Bucs.

  25. underdogs Says:

    I think Dilfer may have been a #1 or 2 overall……

  26. underdogs Says:

    Testeverde too.

  27. MR.T Says:

    Decent, not spectacular, college stats but the fact he was cut by the woeful Jags tells you something. Hopefully he’ll be better than Adam Weber 🙂

  28. BucJunky Says:

    I’m with Harry, enough is enough. I’ve been with Bucs since Doug Williams, James Wilder and Kevin House. I was pulling for Freeman to get it together but it didn’t pan out.Get that franchise QB, enough with the charity coaching hires, bring someone with clout and make my damn Sunday’s enjoyable for once instead of holding my breath every freakin 4th qtr

  29. Bobby Says:

    I’m flabbergasted at how crazy fans are. You pick up a QB for the practice squad and the comments start pouring in like Dom and Schiano were getting him in case Glennon went down Sunday. Then you got a guy who knows just enough to spell Drew Brees as Bress and want us to lose out so we can draft a QB in the first round. My, my. The circus didn’t leave with Freeman…it’s right here on JBF.

  30. Patrick Says:

    Marty Schottenheimer and Johnny Manziel = playoffs/respectability