“They Have Already Engraved Aaron Rodgers’ Name on it”- NFL Analyst Suggests Packers QB is Favourite for the MVP

Published 12/15/2020, 1:03 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


The Green Bay Packers have been one of the best teams in the NFL this season. They boast of a 10-3 record in the NFL and are first in the NFC North. And behind this great season, has been the excellent form of star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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Rodgers is having an MVP level season this year. Former Super Bowl Champion Bucky Brooks spoke on Speak For Yourself about whom he thinks the MVP is.

He gave a very direct answer. “I hate to tell you, earlier today I got a chance to look at the trophy. When I was looking at the trophy, they have already engraved Aaron Rodgers’ name on it! Aaron Rodgers is the front runner. It’s over with.” 

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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

He remarked that Rodgers has defied expectations this season. Especially given that the Packers were looking to replace him at the start of the year.

“Because there are a couple of different ways that you can approach it. You can approach it as- a) How did the player come into the year? How was he viewed? And I think when you look at it, Aaron Rodgers – they were drafting someone to replace him.” 

Aaron Rodgers – MVP?

He contrasted the difference between Rodgers’ Packers and Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs. Brooks noted that Rodgers’ season is more impressive because he has an average team around him.

“He got up of the mat. His team is the number one team in the NFC. And then when you look at the numbers; 39 touchdowns, only 4 interceptions, passer rating of 119.7.

“And then when you think about who is he playing with. I mean, my guy Pat Mahomes is playing with an All-Star team…”

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Brooks noted that while he has been critical of Rodgers this season, he absolutely deserves the MVP honors this year. “Can we name who Aaron Rodgers is playing with outside of Davante Adams? No…That’s what Aaron Rodgers is doing.

“So he deserves the MVP. And it is hard for me, because I’ve been very critical of Aaron Rodgers, but I just wanted the best for him. He has responded and so he should get his third MVP.”

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It remains to be seen if Rodgers will win the MVP this year. He is certainly one of the front-runners for the award, and it would be his 3rd MVP win.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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