Having made his Under-18s debut at 14 and his debut for Everton's reserve team at the age of 15, Jack Rodwell then broke a record on his senior debut becoming the youngest player to represent Everton in Europe when he came on as a substitute against AZ Alkmaar at the age of 16 years and 284 days.
In March 2008, he appeared as a substitute on his Premier League debut - before also featuring as a replacement in the final game of the season, replacing tim Cahill in a 1-0 win at Sunderland, Jack signed his first professional contract with Everton on 17th March 2008.
He made his first start against Blackburn Rovers on 16 August 2008, playing the full 90 minutes. Rodwell scored his first senior goal for Everton in the FA Cup against Aston Villa in February 2009. That same month, he signed a 5-year contract with Everton, which expires in 2014.