3. Aaron Rodgers wins third straight MVP award
Only one player in NFL history has more MVP awards than Aaron Rodgers’ four, and that’s Peyton Manning with five. Brett Favre is the only player in history to win three straight NFL MVP awards. Rodgers can match both records this year.
Rodgers has been named NFL MVP four times, including in each of the past two seasons. I wouldn’t bet against him doing it again this year.
If the Packers get another MVP season from Rodgers, it means the offense has continued to play at a high level even without Davante Adams. It means Rodgers has elevated the play of those around him, or that the new receivers have got up to speed quickly.
If Rodgers has another MVP season, the Packers will have won a lot of games. With a great defense and an MVP Rodgers, few teams are likely to beat them during the regular season.
For Rodgers, tying the two MVP records would be huge for his legacy. Of course, I’m sure he would swap all of his individual awards for another Super Bowl ring, but becoming a five-team MVP would be a massive accomplishment, especially in his age-39 season.
If Rodgers hits his MVP heights again, it means good things for the Packers’ offense.