Packers: Here’s why Aaron Rodgers should be MVP, not Tom Brady
By Joseph Rowan
There are currently two likely frontrunners for MVP in the NFL: Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.
Going off the name Most Valuable Player, it is clear that Rodgers is single-handedly the most important player on the Green Bay Packers as evident in the Week 9 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs when Jordan Love replaced him due to COVID-19.
The game was lost within one score and could have easily been won if Rodgers was at the helm.
Don’t get me wrong, Brady is an elite quarterback who will be a Hall-of-Famer right after he retires, but this season he is not the MVP.
While Brady has more passing attempts, he is relied on more than Rodgers. Rodgers has a thunder-and-lightning halfback duo of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon that make up a lot of ground. Brady has Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones, who can have breakout games but are mostly average halfbacks and tend to receive more than they rush.
Clearly, Rodgers is playing better than Brady in all aspects even though Brady has more yards and touchdowns.
Brady has attempted more passes because he is in a pass-first offensive scheme that relies on his talented WRs while Rodgers’ scheme benefits every offensive talent. not just Davante Adams.
Brady has also attempted more passes than Rodgers, 169 more than Rodgers in fact. On 169 less attempts than Brady, Rodgers has only two less touchdowns and eight less interceptions. Rodgers also leads Brady in yards per attempt.
If Rodgers attempted the same amount of passes as Brady, he would lead significantly in yards, touchdowns, and passer rating. Rodgers also currently leads Brady in yards per attempt, completion percentage, touchdown percentage, and interception percentage.
Also, if Rodgers plays against the Detroit Lions and doesn’t throw an interception he will add another 500+ attempt season with four or less interceptions. He already has three of those seasons and is the only quarterback in NFL history to do so.
While Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have led themselves to a playoff berth, Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to the best record in the NFL and the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The road to the Super Bowl will now go through the Frozen Tundra.