The numbers are staggering.
Aaron Rodgers leads the NFL in QBR, quarterback rating, and touchdown passes (39). Compared to quarterbacks with a minimum of 300 passing attempts, Rodgers has thrown fewer interceptions (4) than any quarterback in the league.
Only Kansas City Chiefs signal-caller, Patrick Mahomes can challenge Rodgers from joining elite company. Peyton Manning (4), Johnny Unitas (3), Brett Favre (3) and Tom Brady (3) are the only quarterbacks in NFL history with three MVP awards.
With three weeks to go in the NFL’s regular season, Rodgers appears to be gaining momentum in MVP discussions.
“I think people are kinda getting on the bandwagon,” Packers Hall-of-Famer Larry McCarren tells Wisconsin’s Afternoon News. “He’s been playing terrific all season, and I get the sense that nationally people have awoken to the fact that this guy is playing MVP football.”
Rodgers and the Packers lead the NFL in scoring average and currently rank as the top-seed in the NFC playoff picture.
But Rodgers isn’t a one-man band.
Wide receiver Davante Adams leads the league in touchdown receptions (14) and on pace for a 1,500 yard receiving season despite missing time with an injury.
No tight end in football has more receiving touchdowns than Robert Tonyan (9).
Running backs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams are averaging a combined 4.6 yards per carry.
Perhaps most amazing is that Rodgers – behind an offensive line in constant flux – has been sacked just 13 times.
“All the things that go into an MVP season are right there for Aaron Rodgers. At this point, if the season goes as it has been going, I’d be shocked if Aaron Rodgers is not the MVP. He’s certainly deserving.”
In 2011, at the age of 28 Rodgers tossed a career-best 45 touchdowns and 5 interceptions en route to his first MVP award.
In 2020, at the age of 37, Rodgers is on pace to throw 48 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.