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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.

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49 Responses to “Brees crushes Rodgers for AP Offensive Player of Year award”
  1. gosuhgo says: Feb 4, 2012 8:00 PM

    No Megatron?

  2. asublimeday says: Feb 4, 2012 8:00 PM

    If they give awards for pathetic post-seasons, Rogers is a lock!

  3. 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.

  4. tramonisland says: Feb 4, 2012 8:02 PM

    if 43 – 7 is crushing what’s 48 – 2 ? #arod #mvp

  5. troy10 says: Feb 4, 2012 8:02 PM

    “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.

  6. ajgreenhof says: Feb 4, 2012 8:04 PM

    Rightfully so.

  7. buckeye1nation says: Feb 4, 2012 8:04 PM

    Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow did not receive any votes.
    ________________

    Best line of the night..

  8. jasonmichaelbrescia says: Feb 4, 2012 8:04 PM

    I don’t get the Tebow reference. Was it supposed to be funny?

  9. Macluvin says: Feb 4, 2012 8:05 PM

    Tebow didn’t get any votes for defensive player of the year either

  10. orangeflh says: Feb 4, 2012 8:06 PM

    Yeah, that’s why Rogers has that Superbowl MVP.

  11. eaststsfb says: Feb 4, 2012 8:07 PM

    Man sublime, how long did it take you to think of that? You are brilliant.

  12. PAGG STACK says: Feb 4, 2012 8:10 PM

    And Rodgers DESTROYED Brees in the AP MVP award voting, getting 48 votes to Brees’ 2…

    Just sayin.

  13. ascensionparish says: Feb 4, 2012 8:12 PM

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

  14. dd393 says: Feb 4, 2012 8:14 PM

    Consolation prize.

  15. thekingdave says: Feb 4, 2012 8:20 PM

    However Tebow did lead the NFL in wet dreams.

  16. troy10 says: Feb 4, 2012 8:27 PM

    “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

  17. georgebrett says: Feb 4, 2012 8:27 PM

    I wonder how much Matt Flynn’s performance had to do with the vote?

  18. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 4, 2012 8:30 PM

    I would have given it to Stafford or Mega before this clown. I hate Brees and his fake nice guy act.

  19. sask9999 says: Feb 4, 2012 8:42 PM

    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’.

  20. dubblelznhell says: Feb 4, 2012 8:46 PM

    Tebow also lead the league for most in-game displays of prayer.

  21. vikingsinla says: Feb 4, 2012 8:53 PM

    If Rodgers wins any offensive awards over Brees, the whole system is a joke.

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

  22. ascensionparish says: Feb 4, 2012 8:54 PM

    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.

  23. nofunleague says: Feb 4, 2012 9:45 PM

    The league MVP who plays offense doesn’t win the offensive player of the year? Politics I tell you.

  24. burrito12 says: Feb 4, 2012 9:56 PM

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

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

  25. gimmeabruschi says: Feb 4, 2012 10:08 PM

    Rodgers had a far far far better season than Brees. Brees doesn’t deserve to win anything.

  26. mikeb4u says: Feb 4, 2012 10:32 PM

    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.

  27. buckybadger says: Feb 4, 2012 10:47 PM

    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.

  28. 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.

  29. wipackman1265 says: Feb 4, 2012 11:20 PM

    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. )

  30. steelers7 says: Feb 4, 2012 11:26 PM

    There you go Drew Brees!!!!

  31. roseann894 says: Feb 4, 2012 11:48 PM

    Did he forget how to tuck in his shirt?

  32. qdog112 says: Feb 5, 2012 12:08 AM

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

  33. savagenation2011 says: Feb 5, 2012 12:48 AM

    Tebow gets the real life MVP

  34. gimmeabruschi says: Feb 5, 2012 1:35 AM

    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.

    ________________________________

    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.

  35. chuckyd317 says: Feb 5, 2012 1:39 AM

    @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…

  36. buckybadger says: Feb 5, 2012 2:00 AM

    @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.

  37. blackcatnfl says: Feb 5, 2012 2:00 AM

    The point here is that Rodgers is an outstanding defensive player.

  38. 4thquartermagic says: Feb 5, 2012 3:36 AM

    Brees deserved it. Good guy and great QB.

    Saints, pay the man.

  39. yevrag3535 says: Feb 5, 2012 3:48 AM

    How can it be. Mr everything from GB didn’t get it. NO WAY…… The title town will cry all summer long. Let them…….

  40. Matt Volk says: Feb 5, 2012 5:27 AM

    @orangeflh last time i checked the packers arent in the super bowl. oh oh oh…. you must still be harping on last year….

  41. bears5683 says: Feb 5, 2012 7:44 AM

    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.

  42. tdrundmc says: Feb 5, 2012 8:28 AM

    Megatron should have won it, not the dink and dunker.

  43. all4patriots says: Feb 5, 2012 8:36 AM

    playing 11 games inside a dome helped Brees tremendously

    zero indoor games for Brady

  44. bamasleeper13 says: Feb 5, 2012 9:44 AM

    Brees and the whole Saints organization are a total class act. Congrats, well deserved!!

  45. notalib says: Feb 5, 2012 10:53 AM

    So I guess then the other headline should have read Rodgers Crushes Brees as MVP

  46. notalib says: Feb 5, 2012 10:56 AM

    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

  47. trapshoot says: Feb 5, 2012 4:46 PM

    Makes little sense. How can Rodgers be MVP if Bress won this. Something is rotten in Denmark.

  48. eeeeeeetme says: Feb 5, 2012 10:05 PM

    Drew is the man. Take that Double Discount Douche.

  49. vickboy says: Feb 6, 2012 12:39 AM

    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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