Monday, February 02, 2015

Aaron Rodgers MVP

Tom Brady may be the greatest of all time, but Aaron Rodgers is the MVP.

Aaron Rodgers didn't have quite the gaudy numbers he did in his first MVP season. But perhaps it's what the Green Bay Packers quarterback didn't do in 2014 that secured his second NFL Most Valuable Player award.

In winning the MVP award Saturday night in Phoenix, Rodgers was rewarded for a season in which he almost never threw the ball to the other team.

Rodgers, 31, led the NFL in touchdown-to-interception ratio (38 TDs, 5 INTs) during the regular season. He also finished second in passer rating (112.2) and yards per attempt (8.43), and third in touchdown passes.

He was the only quarterback to finish in the top three in all four of those categories.

"I feel so fortunate to live out my dreams, year after year," Rodgers said after accepting the award.

His TD-to-INT ratio was the fifth-best single-season mark in NFL history and was second among quarterbacks with at least 30 touchdown passes, trailing only Tom Brady's 36-touchdown, four-interception 2010 season.

Rodgers received 31 of the 50 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league.

Defensive player of the year J.J. Watt got 13 votes -- the most for a defensive player since the number of voters for the MVP award was reduced to 50 in 1999.

The rest of the votes went to Cowboys teammates Tony Romo (two) and DeMarco Murray (two), Patriots QB Brady (one) and Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (one).

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