Former NFL Man Tips Aaron Rodgers to Beat Patrick Mahomes to the NFL MVP Award This Season

Published 12/29/2020, 1:13 PM EST
Dec 6, 2020; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to pass to running back Jamaal Williams (30) against the Philadelphia Eagles during their football game Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK


The 2020 NFL regular season is slowly drawing to a close. As we approach Week 17, fans already have a fair idea as to who the top players are to challenge for the league MVP award.  Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson won the award in 2019. However, this year, it’s going to be someone from these five-six players – Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers), Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs), Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks), Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans) or maybe even Alvin Kamara (New Orleans Saints).

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From these 6, the likes of Rodgers and Mahomes are the front-runners to bag the award. Both have thrown for 4,000+ yards already. But Rodgers has six more passing touchdowns to his name as compared to Mahomes.

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Aaron Rodgers is going to land his third NFL MVP title says, Shannon Sharpe

On the latest instalment of Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, former Denver Broncos great Shannon Sharpe heaped praise on 37-year old veteran Aaron Rodgers.

He said, “If you look at Rodgers over the current five game winning streak, Skip, he’s 15 touchdowns and one interception. Now he’s over 4000 passing yards, 44 touchdowns to five interceptions. That’s just ridiculous. And if you look at it, I will say he had one bad game, Mahomes has had a bad game. But the other two losses for Rogers, he’s 291 three touchdowns against Minnesota.”

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“They’re tied yards per pass attempt. But 14 wins to Even if he throws for you know, 300-400 yards, four touchdowns. I just don’t (think he will win MVP) because Rodgers’ numbers are going to be so astronomical, it is hard for someone to throw that many touchdowns, that few interceptions and not win the MVP considering that they’ll beat Chicago and be the number one seed,” Sharpe said on the show.

Rodgers is definitely having one of the best seasons of his NFL career. His touchdown – interception ratio is unbelievable, his chemistry with WR Davante Adams is blossoming and he looks like a true leader on the football field. Coach Matt LaFleur’s boys should be aiming for the Super Bowl but Mahomes is known to prove his doubters wrong from time to time. This rivalry is going to go down to the wire.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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