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Rodgers Wins AP Most Valuable Player Award

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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Bearmeat's picture

The AP did the right thing - and by a landslide. Awesome.

Mark's picture

Wow! A landslide for sure, we all new Aaron would win the MVP! A record setting season for him. A couple of players away from the Dance. Congrats to Aaron Rodgers on your well deserved MVP Award. Go Packers!

CSS's picture

Class. Act. Not just the player, but the person.

jack in jersey city's picture

beautiful! congrats to aaron. there's nobody that is more deserving of the award this season. go pack go!

Tony's picture

Love the response.

Mojo's picture

Last year SB MVP. This year league MVP. Next year league MVP and SB MVP.

Congrats A-Rod.

redlights's picture

Sounds good, but I was thinking that our very own rookie DE Devon Still, who inexplicably fell to within TT's reach in the draft will be the SB MVP with 4 tackles for loss; 2 sacks; and a fumble recovery for TD. This culminates a season of growth for him, the revamped DLine, and the #1 ranked (scoring) Packer defense where H.Green and CJ Wilson get replaced with Still and 2nd year L.Guy.

:)

Idiot Fan's picture

Man, I can't tell you how much I would love to see Still in the green and gold. Ted's going to have to make a move to get him though.

Wisconsin German's picture

Well deserved honor for him. We continue to be spoiled with not just great quarterbacks, and then Super Bowl winning quarterbacks, but now NFL MVP quarterbacks. Look out, NFL, the back will be back in 2012!

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

I think the Pack will even be back in 2012!

Wisconsin German's picture

Ha, nice. I looked again thinking, what? I wrote 2012. Oh...
:P

nerd's phone's picture

I'd take Starr over Arodge, but no one else.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Love ya nerd... But if you would do that... Your need to be committed. Assuming they're both in their prime, The talent/game isn't even the same game... Just isn't. #12 would throw for 80 tds in '66... With no WR. #15 was the man in the game he played... That game doesn't exist today.

packeraaron's picture

80 TDs without the liberalized passing rules? No chance in hell.

CSS's picture

Against chain-smoking DB's that closed the bar 8 hours before kickoff and only defended the wing 'T' in college.

The guy is a Packers icon, but every era had its challenges.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

K... 75

jack in jersey city's picture

dude, you're crazy! bart starr is 78 years old. his best days are behind him. i would take a-rod over him any day! :)

PackersRS's picture

I don't necessarily disagree with you. After all, I still contend Starr was the best ever. Not because of sheer talent. If Starr wasn't with Lombardi, he probably wouldn't even have been a starter in this league, let alone a HOF. However, hypothetical arguments are hollow. Nobody achieved more than Starr did, this while being the best player on the field when the game was on the line.

However, Starr himself would pick Rodgers every time.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Maybe I missed it, did anybody hear him thank the GBP fans? Kinda hurt. He thanked everybody in the organization... But not the blue collars that pay his salary. Kinda sad. He's still stuck on the "thanks for drafting me" to the niners in his speech... But can't thank the people who pay his bills. I'm as big of a #12 fan as there is, and have been since day one, but unless the thanking of the fans was an oversite... He's kinda douchey.

GBP 4 LIFE

bryce's picture

Get over yourself.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Lol, wish I could broseph... I just can't quit me though.

POOCH's picture

Are these the same fans that expressed there displeasure with profanity even 12 year old kids were cussing him out when he came in to replace Farve.Yaya thank the fans.Fans are a class act huh?

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Those weren't fans of the Pack, those were Burt fans. Don't get it twisted.

PackersRS's picture

Not sure Rodgers doesn't know the difference. All he sees are diehard fans that as soon as he's not useful anymore, will turn on him.

Oppy's picture

Well, from a purely technical stand point, the fans influence his pay check, but they don't have squat to do with his talent, training, etc.

But yeah, it's always nice to get a pat on the back as a fan.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

" I really seriously kind of blacked out. I got to a point where I couldn’t remember if I thanked the people I wanted to thank or not and so just a thank you and headed for the back of the stage.”

I recant my statement. He obviously would have thanked me by name had he not blacked out.

Your welcome #12.

PackersRS's picture

*You're welcome.

You're welcome.

...

Determine ;)

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

??? Are you jabbing at my improper 'your' instead of 'you're'? I probably should read my posts before I submit on my phone, the auto spell on here bites me sometimes. I can live with it though, beats reading what's actually gonna be posted... I like the suspense.

dawg's picture

Landslide--Ha--Love it. A Rod deserves it, he basically carried the team this yr.
And a class act, can see Starr handing the torch to A Rod in the not to soon future.
Hey-I miss Ray Nitzghe,<? love to see something on him. Congrats A Rod.

Ct Sharpe Cheddar's picture

It's nice to get something out of this year.Its hard living out here in Giant land.I've been hiding out ever since the loss.

Oppy's picture

It's gotta be really tough to be a Vikings fan and have to sit by idly and watch as the Packers have effortlessly produced not just two MVP-caliber starting QB's over the last 20 years, but countless starting/franchise QB's who've been developed as depth and gone on to play elsewhere at a higher level than every starting QB the Vikings have tried to field during the last 20 years.

This guy needs to man up and face facts: Rodgers is a beast, and um, the Vikings suck.

Cole O's picture

I give him a break because he's pretty funny. He did a video about Joe Mauer alittle while ago that was pretty good as well

June's picture

Were the announcements of the "players of the year" made at the honors program known to the winners in advance? Does anyone know?

Rocky70's picture

Best part of this award is that AR didn't have to do any 'stat padding' to receive it. Contrary to what a specific cajun QB does.

A point of interest ---- Charles recently said GB needed "better personnel".

AR says "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."

The two leaders on the team seem to agree. Hope TT is listening.

Cole O's picture

Doesn't everyone agree this team needs upgrades in some spots

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