Aaron Rodgers Thinks ‘It Should Live Up to What it Stands for’ on MVP

Published 12/17/2020, 2:09 PM EST
Dec 6, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) scrambles away from Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Raequan Williams (61) in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


Green Bay Packers’ star quarterback Aaron Rodgers finds himself in the running for MVP yet again. Rodgers is one of those 9 players who have received the MVP twice.

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Bringing the number down, there are only 5 who have won it thrice or more. The players who have won the MVP thrice are – Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Johnny Unitas, and Jim Brown. Peyton Manning is the only player so far to have taken the MVP home 5 times.

It’s no less than a dream for the Packers’ star quarterback to win the MVP for the 3rd time and ascend to an all-time exclusive club.

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He is one of the top favorites amongst all contenders for the MVP as the NFL is heading into its final 3 weeks for this season.

Nov 22, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes the ball in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

“There’s not many guys who have won three, so that would definitely mean a lot,” said Green Bay Packers’ star quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Wednesday.

The MVP this year has either Rodgers’ name on it and if not him then it’s Kansas City Chiefs‘ Patrick Mahomes’. So far these two quarterbacks have been the favorites this year.

2011 and 2014 were pretty amazing for Rodgers, both these years he won the MVP. But 2012 was not so giving, he lost out to Detroit Lions’ Adrian Peterson. In the year 2016, he was nominated and even received an astounding number of votes, but lost to Matt Ryan.

Aaron Rodgers’ chances of becoming MVP

2020 has been Rodgers’ season so far. He has been at the top of his form throughout. He has been leading the NFL in touchdown passes with a tally of 39.

His overall passer rating is 119.7 and touchdown percentage at 8.7%, adjusted net passing yards per attempt of 9.05. The Packers stand at a  10-3 record right now and champions of the NFC North. and the offense ranks first in points per game with 31.5 points and points per drive are 2.97 points.

Rodgers could very well win MVP this year. The only person standing between him and the MVP is the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes. His stats this season have been off the charts as well.

Nov 8, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) celebrates with quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) after scoring against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Rodgers is really glad to be back into the conversation for the MVP. He feels it should be given to the player who has been most valuable to their team.

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“I think it should live up to what it stands for as an acronym, It’s that person who is most valuable to their team. I feel like that’s why I should be in the competition most years, and this year especially,” said Aaron Rodgers.

If Rodgers wins the MVP this year, he joins Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Johnny Unitas, and Jim Brown and his name will be remembered forever.

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Milind Bage

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Milind Bage is an NFL writer for EssentiallySports. During his time at school, he participated in a number of spotrs at both the national and state level. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with decent experience in content writing, client servicing, marketing, and branding.

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