“He’s Going to Be in the MVP Discussion”- Shannon Sharpe Raves on About Aaron Rodgers

Published 09/16/2020, 5:30 AM EDT
Sep 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


Coach Matt LaFleur will surely be delighted with his team’s display in the opening win against the Minnesota Vikings. There were some brilliant individual displays on Sunday in the form of Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Aaron Jones. But the standout performer on the day was veteran Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

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Rodgers was simply magnificent in the 43-34 win over the Vikings at the US Bank Stadium over the weekend. The 36-year-old completed 32 of his 44 attempted passes. He threw for a mammoth 354 yards and completed four passing TDs against zero interceptions.

Surely, he starts the season as one of the favorites to win yet another NFL MVP award.

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Shannon Sharpe clearly believes quarterback Aaron Rodgers still has more to offer

On the latest segment of Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, the hosts talked about Aaron Rodgers and his performance in the Packers’ opening win over their NFC North rivals, the Minnesota Vikings.

Here’s what former Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens great, Shannon Sharpe, said about the two-time NFL MVP.

He said, “Y’all must have forgotten, [Impersonating Aaron] ‘I’m still Aaron Rodgers, I’m still 12, I still play at Lambeau and I can do this on the road or I can do it in this building and he showed em. You know what this man is, Skip, he’s still that guy.

“Even though you don’t want to believe that he’s the leading man, he’s still the leading man on the blockbuster field….an off-year for him [Aaron Rodgers] is 4,000+ yards, 26 touchdowns, and four interceptions.

Sep 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

“You know why that’s an off-year? Because we’re used to seeing him throw 45 touchdowns, with 4,000 yards for five interceptions….Aaron Rodgers will be just fine. He’s going to be in the MVP discussion,” Sharpe said on the show.

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Rodgers certainly impressed in the win over the Vikings. It will be tough to top that performance in Week Two. But if there’s any player in the NFL that can do that right now, it’s Rodgers himself.

The Packers will now take on NFC North opponents Detroit Lions this week before playing the Drew Brees-led New Orleans Saints a week later.

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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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