What a play! Aaron Rodgers had one of the most unbelievable plays of his career in the 2015 NFL season when he threw a game-winning Hail Mary pass, and the fans thought so too — because it was named NFL Play of the Year. Watch the incredible pass here!
The Green Bay Packers may not be playing in Super Bowl 50, but that didn’t stop quarterback Aaron Rodgers from having the best play of the 2015-2016 NFL season! His 61-yard Hail Mary play that gave the Packers a win over the Detroit Lions on Dec. 3 was voted Play of the Year at the 2016 NFL Honors awards, and for good reason: It was one of the most amazing passes ever!
As time ran out in the fourth quarter and the Packers were down 23-21, Aaron had no choice but to hurl the ball all the way down the field in hopes that someone might be there. Crazy enough, Richard Rodgers was able to catch his Hail Mary amongst a cluster of players, making for a Rodgers-to-Rodgers play! Check out the amazing play below!
2015 Play of the Year?
— NFL (@NFL) February 7, 2016
Could you imagine a more perfect ending to a game? Heck, we’re not even sure Aaron thought his pass would be caught! Judging by the shocked reactions of Lions fans, they’re likely still feeling the burn of such an unthinkable play happening against their team. But thanks to this award, Aaron and the Packers are still celebrating their epic ending to that game!
“I still love seeing that replay. That was a special night. Exciting game. Definitely one we’ll never forget,” Aaron said in his acceptance speech. “Gotta thank the fans for voting for us; our offensive line, especially Donny (Barclay) for that block there to keep me out in the clear. The receivers getting down there. I know they were exhausted. Richard for moseying around there and catching it at its highest point there. Davante for kind of misjudging the ball and taking everybody back about 6 yards deep in the end zone. Never forget that. That was a special one.”
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