Aaron Rodgers: Packers QB wins third NFL MVP award

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers - Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers - Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports /

Aaron Rodgers in the NFL MVP for the third time in his career.

Rodgers has produced some all-time great seasons for the Green Bay Packers over the years, but this very well may have been his best one to date.

With 4,299 passing yards, a league-best 70.7 completion percentage, a league-best 48 touchdowns, and only five interceptions, this was an incredible year for No. 12.

His passer rating of 121.5 not only led the league, but ranks second all-time in the NFL for a single season. The only player ahead of him was, let me check, a quarterback named Aaron Rodgers, in the 2011 season.

According to the official AP NFL Twitter account, Rodgers earned 44 of the 50 votes for the MVP award this year, beating Josh Allen (four votes) and Patrick Mahomes (two). For much of the year, it felt like a close contest between Rodgers and Mahomes. But in the final stretch of the season, Rodgers pulled away.

Once the regular season came to an end, there was no doubt he had secured his third league MVP award.

Rodgers, the NFL MVP in both 2011 and 2014, added another chapter to a Hall-of-Fame career this season. This year, he threw more touchdown passes than in both ’11 and ’14, while also being intercepted fewer times than in the ’11 season and the same number as in ’14.

By winning the award this year, Rodgers becomes only the sixth player in NFL history to be named MVP three times. Peyton Manning was a five-time NFL MVP. Brett Favre, Tom Brady, Jim Brown, and Johnny Unitas all won the award three times.

All of those players (except for Brady as he’s still playing) are in the Hall of Fame. Rodgers will join them after he retires.

Aaron Rodgers has hit many career milestones this year. He can now add another one with his third NFL MVP award.