Aaron Rodgers Continues MVP Push, Gets Another Player of the Week
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is making a late run at his third MVP award. On Wednesday, he picked up his second NFC offensive player of the week win.
Rodgers gets the weekly award for dismantling the Minnesota Vikings. He finished 28-of-38 for 347 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Rodgers also ran for a score in a game that he didn’t finish because of the lopsided score.
Rodgers was also named player of the week for week 14.
We’ve touted Rodgers’ rising MVP chances before. That race now seems to be down to him, New England quarterback Tom Brady, Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan and Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Brady appears to be the favorite, which is somewhat amazing to us. Yes, he’s played really well. Also, he missed the first four games of the season and his team went 3-1, which suggests he isn’t all that valuable. We’re not talking about the best player here. We’re talking about the most valuable one.
If you’re voting for Elliott, then you’re really voting for the best offensive line in the NFL. You could drive a semi through the holes that guy has to run through. That again makes me question his true value.
Is he an upgrade over Darren McFadden? Sure, but Darren McFadden ran for almost 1,100 yards in Dallas last year. It’s the line, you fools!
To me, it really comes down to boring old Matt Ryan and Rodgers for most valuable.
Unfortunately for Rodgers, Ryan has been humming along all season. Rodgers was nowhere near the guy we’ve seen in the second half of this season, early on. In fact, he was at times part of the problem.
That doesn’t bode well for his chances.