Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been named 2011 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award.
Rodgers received 48 of 50 possible votes (Saints quarterback Drew Brees received the other 2) in winning his first regular season MVP award. Rodgers led the NFL in passing with a 122.5 quarterback rating. He threw 45 touchdown passes, six interceptions and finished the year with a 68.3 completion percentage, all while leading the Packers to a 15-1 record and winning the NFC North division.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy released a statement to congratulate his quarterback:
I would like to congratulate Aaron on this well-deserved honor. This award is a reflection of Aaron’s professionalism and record-setting season. He is the leader of the Green Bay Packers and serves as a great example to our entire organization, fans and community.
Rodgers commented upon receiving the award:
It means a lot. It really does. It takes a lot of players for this to be an individual award. I appreciate my teammates and coaches. It just makes it a little bit more special. When I think back on 2011, I’ll think back to the missed opportunity in the playoffs, but it means a lot to be voted MVP. I’m excited about the near future. We have a great young team. We probably need to add a few pieces to get back to the Super Bowl, but I have a lot of faith in Ted Thompson and his people.
Congratulations to Aaron from all of us here at Cheesehead TV for this well-deserved award.
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