Packers: Could Aaron Rodgers win back-to-back MVPs?

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Aaron Rodgers is having another great season, leading the Green Bay Packers to nine victories in their opening 12 games.

Rodgers won his third NFL MVP award a year ago, but could he become the first player to win consecutive MVP awards since Peyton Manning in 2008 and ’09?

According to WynnBET’s latest odds, Rodgers is tied for second-favorite with Josh Allen. Both players are given +450 odds. Tom Brady is currently the favorite to win the MVP award with +250 odds.

That’s not all that surprising. Brady has been phenomenal this season. He ranks second in passing yards per game (309.4), leads the league in touchdown passes (30), with nine interceptions, and ranks fifth among quarterbacks in passer rating (103.1).

Aaron Rodgers, meanwhile, ranks 10th in passing yards per game (261.6), is sixth in passing touchdowns (23), with four interceptions, and ranks second in the league for passer rating (105.5).

Rodgers is on pace for 4,186 yards, 33.45 touchdowns, and 5.8 interceptions. In last year’s MVP-winning season, he threw for 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns, and just five interceptions.

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For now, it seems Rodgers is behind the eight ball in the race for the NFL MVP award, but if he can put together a run-the-table stretch in the Packers’ final five games, he’ll put his name right in the mix.

Outside of Brady, there aren’t any clear candidates to win the award ahead of Rodgers.

Kyler Murray was on fire to start the season but has missed multiple games due to injury. Matthew Stafford was playing at an MVP level but has struggled in recent weeks with three pick-sixes in as many games.

Aaron Rodgers hasn’t yet put up the kind of numbers we were seeing from him in 2020, but that doesn’t mean he won’t go on a run to end the season. He’s been playing well enough.