Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t miss on much Sunday, but he might end up being happy that he fell short on one attempt – the one in which he almost hit Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley in the groin.
Midway through the second quarter of the Packers’ 33-32 loss, Beasley sacked Rodgers on third-and-8, and Rodgers apparently didn’t take kindly to Beasley taking his time to get off of the quarterback. That prompted Rodgers – see the video above – to throw an elbow between Beasley’s legs.
The elbow didn’t connect – which will keep Rodgers from getting a fine – but it’s certainly a rare look for an NFL quarterback to attempt such a jab against a player who will be chasing him around the field all day.
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Rodgers had perhaps his best game of the year in the loss – completing 28 of 38 passes for 246 yards and four touchdowns despite playing without a bevy of injured skill position players – but if he had made contact with Beasley this might have been the play everyone remembered most.