Entering Week 17, it’s Aaron Rodgers’ MVP to lose.
At ease slinging the ball around in the Lambeau snow, it felt like a significant moment in the MVP race.
Just hours after Patrick Mahomes completed one of his worst NFL performances with two touchdowns and interception (although he was lucky not to have about three picks), Rodgers lit up the Tennessee Titans’ defense in primetime with four more touchdowns and an interception.
Rodgers is now comfortably ahead of Mahomes in many categories including touchdowns, completion percentage, and passer rating, while also having fewer interceptions.
With one game to go, Rodgers has thrown for 4,059 yards (fifth in the NFL) and 44 touchdowns (first) with a 70.3 percent completion percentage (second) and a passer rating of 119.4 (first). He has thrown five interceptions.
Mahomes has thrown for 4,740 yards (first) and 38 touchdowns (t-second) with a 66.3 percent completion percentage (15th) and a passer rating of 108.2 (third). He has thrown six interceptions.
Rodgers has thrown for fewer yards than Mahomes but is completing more of his passes and has more touchdowns, a better passer rating, and fewer interceptions.
Both quarterbacks have been deserving of the award this year, however, it does feel this past week should put Rodgers ahead for the vote. FanSided’s Matt Verderame believes Rodgers is the frontrunner.
And it’s hard to disagree. Rodgers has been on fire all year.
With two more touchdown passes, he’ll beat his own career record of 45. He was the MVP that season. And, who knows, maybe he can throw six TDs against the Chicago Bears to take his tally to 50. He once threw six against them in a single half, so anything is possible.
Do you think Aaron Rodgers has done enough to win the MVP this season?