Packers: Aaron Rodgers second-favorite for MVP behind Tom Brady

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

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is second-favorite for the NFL MVP award.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is the clear favorite for this year’s NFL MVP award, but the Green Bay Packers‘ Aaron Rodgers is still in the race.

According to WynnBET’s latest odds, Rodgers remains the second-favorite for the MVP award behind Brady, but it now looks much more like a two-way race.

Brady is comfortably favorite with -165 odds, ahead of Rodgers at +550. However, there is then a big drop to the Arizona Cardinals’ Kyler Murray and Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes tied in third, who both have +1000 odds.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is +1200 and the Los Angeles Rams’ Matthew Stafford is +1400.

So, if for whatever reason Brady doesn’t win MVP, Rodgers looks to be the next favorite.

And it makes sense. Rodgers is having yet another strong season.

Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady comparison this season

  • Completion percentage: Brady (68.2 percent), Rodgers (67.3 percent)
  • Passing yards: Brady (4,134), Rodgers (3,219)
  • Passing TDs: Brady (36), Rodgers (27)
  • Interceptions: Rodgers (4), Brady (10)
  • Passer rating: Rodgers (108.8), Brady (104.2)

Brady is comfortably ahead of Rodgers in passing yards and passing touchdowns. Yes, Brady has played a game more, but he’d still be ahead even had they played the same.

Where Rodgers has the advantage is with fewer interceptions and a better passer rating. Rodgers has protected the ball far better than Brady, having thrown less than half as many picks.

For now, Brady looks to have the clear advantage in the race for the MVP. Likely the only way Rodgers wins MVP is if Brady has a rough end to the season, turns the ball over a lot, and the Buccaneers lose games as a result.

If the Packers run the table and Rodgers starts throwing touchdown passes for fun as he did against the Chicago Bears last week, anything is possible.