Brees crushes Rodgers for AP Offensive Player of Year award

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The Associated Press loved Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ season so much that it awarded him 43-of-50 votes for 2011 Offensive Player of the Year, compared to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ seven.

Rodgers figures to have a better shot at AP NFL MVP.

In 2011, Brees broke Dan Marino’s single-season passing record, which had stood for 27 years. Brees also set league records for completions (450) and completion rate (71.6 percent).

Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow did not receive any votes.

49 responses to “Brees crushes Rodgers for AP Offensive Player of Year award

  1. I hate to state the obvious here but it doesn’t make a heck of a lot of sense for Brees to win AP Offensive player of the year in a landslide, only to lose to the MVP award to Rodgers.

  2. “Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow did not receive any votes.”

    Funny they felt the need to put this in…. Almost like this is supposed to be some kind of “shock”.
    I would have never expected him to get any votes. Anyone who knows anything about football would not expect him to get any votes.

  3. Thanks, Drew, for everything that you’ve done; and for all that you’ll continue to do in New Orleans. We love you.

  4. “Tebow didn’t get any votes for defensive player of the year either”

    Ha… he had a better chance at defensive player of the year… since he really seemed to help the defenses with INTs and fumbles at an alarming rate

  5. dfresh897 says:
    Feb 4, 2012 8:01 PM
    I hate to state the obvious here but it doesn’t make a heck of a lot of sense for Brees to win AP Offensive player of the year in a landslide, only to lose to the MVP award to Rodgers.
    It makes perfect sense. This is the ‘pad your stats in blowouts award’. MVP is the ‘guy who played one mediocre game and his team lost award’.

  6. I love the “pad your stats in blowouts” argument. They were blowouts for a reason…and it wasn’t because the Saints’ defense was phenomenal.

  7. “As a Saints hater, Brees > Tim Tebow!>Rodgers on his best day ever”

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    More proof that Viking fans are the most bitter, whiny, idiots in the league!

  8. Brees got nominated BECAUSE Brees is a better QB than Rodgers. Discount Double “Choke” (Rodgers) is a SYSTEM QB (Matt Flynn’s performance proved that). No SYSTEM QB should garner any awards.

  9. They need to redo how they do the awards. The MVP is just the best QB award and the Offensive Player of the Year award has become the the runner up which more times than not is also a QB.

    I don’t care if they make the MVP the Johnny Unitas award for the best QB or have an MVP and than break out all the positions and leave out the MVP if you don’t want one person dominating it. Something needs to change because making this award the consolation prize makes no sense to me.

  10. @gimmeabruschi Yes because Brees broke the passing yards record and completion percentage record. Rodgers broke the passer rating record. Oh yeah, and Brees actually won a playoff game and almost won the second, unlike Rodgers who was crushed in a patheric loss to NY.

  11. Viking gina. If you knew one thing about football you would know Rodgers had less attempts, but if he had the same amount at his completion percentage he will be the single season yardage leader . It is obvious you lack objectivity because your brain hasn’t had blood for so long it is purple. IDIOT Viking fan. ( Redundant. )

  12. “Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow did not receive any votes.”
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    Thank you for that tidbit of urgent non-news. Care to name any other of the nearly 1500 players who got no votes?

  13. cullenand99 says: Feb 4, 2012 10:56 PM

    @gimmeabruschi Yes because Brees broke the passing yards record and completion percentage record. Rodgers broke the passer rating record. Oh yeah, and Brees actually won a playoff game and almost won the second, unlike Rodgers who was crushed in a patheric loss to NY.

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    Brees won the passing yards record because he shamelessly threw the ball like a madman to get it, then acted like he didn’t care about it. He’s a phony.

    Both Brady and Rodgers would have had more yards than him if they threw the ball that much. He’s an arena boy anyhow. Which showed when the arena team lost once they were out of the arena.

  14. @Gimmeabruschi, MVP and OPOY are regular season awards jack wagon… Playoff performances don’t mean anything… even if they did, Brees beat the same awful defense Flynn tore up the week before… Packers beat them Twice and the Saints head to head. Brees also threw the ball 160 more time than Rodgers and played almost 2 full games more than Rodgers so yes his stats should be higher… #stopcrying and take your consolation prize Breesy, good luck keeping your team together in the offseason…

  15. @cullenand99, first it is a regular season award and they both fell short in the playoffs.

    In the regular season it is still Rodgers. Threw less INTs, had less loses [most important stat unless we lose track of why they play and why we watch] and Rodgers won their head to head.

    Passing records are sort of meaningless in football. It isn’t a stat sport like Baseball. No two players from different divisions play even a remotely similar schedules nor do they have any other control to compare them to. Their stats are close enough that it is a wash.

  16. IMHO it should be reversed. Brees winning MVP and Rogers getting the consolation prize. Without Rogers Packers are still likely a playoff team. Without Brees NO would likely suffer a similar fate as Colts without Manning and Bears without Cutler.

  17. When you play in a weak division, indoors for half your games of course your going to put up numbers like Brees, if he was on an outdoor team he would be nothing more than a footnote

  18. Good job DrewBrees ppl for got u beat eli manning peyton manning tom brady kurt warner and bret farve all in one year the best any QB coulda done Who dat and was mvp in superbowl same year…

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