Aaron Rodgers Uses the Dan Marino Fake Spike Against the Dolphins (Video)
Aaron Rodgers is a student of history. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
With the clock running down in a closely-contested Packers-Dolphins game, Aaron Rodgers took a page out of Dan Marino’s playbook, faking a spike to stop the clock, and instead tossing a short pass to rookie wide receiver Davonte Adams for about a ten yard gain to set up the game-winning TD.
It’s the type of move that would drive opposing fans crazy, and, on several instances, has even confused the refs enough that they blow the whistle to stop play, even though the ball was never spiked.
It’s not quite as sensational as when Marino did it 20 years ago, but it’s still fun to watch.
There were 15 seconds left when Aaron Rodgers played this card, so the defense, and everyone else, had every reason to think it was a real spike.
And then this happened: