UpdatedFriday, January 14, 2022
When it comes to this season’s NFL MVP award, it looks like being a battle of the oldies with veteran quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady being the leading front runners in the race for the title.
Aaron Rodgers, who endured a tough summer of speculation about his future, the Green Bay Packers, won the award last season and is in an excellent position to do so once again. Tom Brady, who leads the way in terms of passing yards and touchdowns, is also very much one of the favorites to pick up a prize he’s taken three times previously.
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Aaron Rodgers has been in imperious form, keeping out young pretender Jordan Love, and has managed to do so despite never-ending speculation and gossip about a number of aspects of his life, most notably his vaccination status.
The 37-year-old is currently (-500) in the betting, and that makes him a huge favorite to pick the award. Rodgers has thrown for 4115 yards in the regular season, picked up 37 passing TDs and just four interceptions, stunning stats for a player who is in the latter stages of his NFL career.
Brady, seven years older than Rodgers, has thrown for 5316 yards, way clear of second-placed Justin Herbert, and 43 touchdowns, again some way clear of the pack, and is on course for an eighth Super Bowl ring.
One man who firmly believes the award should go to Brady is his Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, who stated on the subject;
“I think if he doesn’t get it, it’s a travesty,”
“Most completions ever, 5,000 yards, touchdowns – the whole nine yards. To me, it’s not even a close race.”
In Rodgers’ corner, you have Packers coach who was asked to comment on whether off-field issues should impact his chances of winning or if the award should be solely down to what is achieved out on the field of play;
“Yeah, absolutely, without a doubt (it should be about what happens on the field). I don’t know what else could factor into it than how somebody goes out and performs on a weekly basis, and if people are going to judge people for differences of opinions or things that they have no idea what the heck they are talking about, then I think that just kind of discredits that award. We hold that award in high regard, I think most do, and I think it’s an absolute privilege to be able to vote for that award. And to consider anything else outside of what you see when that player is out there playing is a disservice to everybody.”
Watch this space.