Aaron Rodgers tweets thanks for Hail Marys

Stu Courtney
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates after throwing a Hail Mary to win the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

Fresh off a week spent at the Super Bowl and playing golf, Aaron Rodgers made his offseason return to Twitter on Tuesday.

Priority one for the Green Bay Packers quarterback? Giving thanks for his two Hail Mary touchdown passes this past season:

The first Hail Mary came with no time left on the clock at Detroit on Dec. 3 and gave the Packers a 27-23 win over the Lions. That 61-yard "Miracle in Motown" heave to tight end Richard Rodgers was good for NFL Play of the Year honors.

The second came on the final play of regulation at Arizona in the NFC divisional playoffs Jan. 16. The 41-yard bomb to wide receiver Jeff Janis enabled the Packers to force overtime in an eventual 26-20 loss to the Cardinals.

After being honored along with other Super Bowl MVPs before Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., Rodgers spent a week playing in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where he assured Packers fans that his surgically repaired left knee “feels great.”

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