Rodgers still draws motivation from past slights

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — From not getting a major college scholarship out of high school to his agonizing wait on draft day, Aaron Rodgers always has drawn motivation from those who overlooked or discounted him.

That no-respect mantra might seem like a stretch now that Rodgers is the reigning Super Bowl MVP, a leader of the NFL’s only undefeated team and on track to break several single-season records for quarterbacks. Today, no conversation about the NFL’s best quarterbacks is complete without Rodgers.

But Rodgers says he still remembers those who didn’t think he could do it, and still is motivated by the chip on his shoulder.

And despite a stunning start to the season, Rodgers believes he and his teammates can play even better going into Sunday’s game at San Diego.