Aaron Rodgers can capture his third MVP award on his way to leading the Green Bay Packers back to the playoffs in 2018.
He’s got two already, but Green Bay Packers‘ quarterback Aaron Rodgers is far from finished when it comes to adding hardware to his personal trophy case. Rodgers is one MVP away from tying Tom Brady and Brett Favre and he’s three away from reaching Peyton Manning‘s all-time total of five. A difficult number to reach though not impossible.
Similar to his present circumstances, the last time Rodgers took home the Most Valuable Player award he was coming off a broken collarbone.
During his 2014 revenge tour, he threw for 4,381 yards and 38 touchdowns to only five interceptions. The Packers improved from 8-7-1 to 12-4. The talent he had surrounding him was good but it doesn’t quite compare to what he had for his first MVP campaign in 2011.
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He was throwing to the likes of Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Donald Driver, James Jones, and Jermichael Finley. As a result, he had a career year totaling 4,643 yards, 45 touchdowns, and six picks. However, the scary part is that his stats could have been even better. Entering the final week of the regular season, Green Bay’s record was 14-1 which had already locked up the one seed in the NFC. Rodgers sat the final game to ensure his health for the playoffs, so there’s no telling what his numbers might have been.
To summarize, a healthy Rodgers with a chip on his shoulder his lethal and there’s no reason to believe we won’t see an MVP caliber performance in 2018.
Even though Rodgers will be missing his number one receiver in Nelson, he has a budding star in Davante Adams. And the addition of Jimmy Graham gives him the best weapon at tight end he’s had in five seasons.
Rodgers will achieve as much as he wants next year. He will continue to tie up loose ends on the team, but that’s what comes with being the most valuable player in your sport.
Of course, Rodgers’ eyes will be set on bringing home his second Super Bowl, but he knows his play will dictate that achievement. The two go hand and hand as another MVP quality year gives Green Bay the best shot of hoisting another Lombardi trophy.
The following five things will help him get there.