Aaron Rodgers, MVP candidate

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His numbers aren’t off the charts; if anything, they’re in the middle of the pack, or worse. And if you watched Monday night’s game, you’ll understand why.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t exactly have a lot of help, especially with Davante Adams out.

Aaron Jones dropped a touchdown pass, and Jimmy Graham dropped a touchdown pass. Darrius Shepherd dropped a ball at the goalline right into the hands of a defensive back, just like Antonio Callaway did the prior Monday for the Browns.

Unlike the prior Monday, a player wearing No. 13 made a big play, with receiver Allen Lazard (at the urging of Rodgers) getting more chances — and making a spectacular catch of a spectacular throw for a touchdown that got Green Bay within two points.

It’s clear while watching the Packers play that Rodgers is playing at a high level, as high as ever. And if the Packers can parlay their 5-1 start into the No. 1 seed, Rodgers should get serious consideration for league MVP honors. Because if the Packers end up with the No. 1 seed, it will be the direct result of performances like the one that Rodgers authored on Monday night.

98 responses to “Aaron Rodgers, MVP candidate

  1. I would prefer either of the Aaron’s for Super Bowl MVP. This is the year – the Pack is back. Love all of the haters. Go Pack Go!! 3-0 in the NFC north – gotta love it!

  2. LOL. And whoever plays well in week 7 will be the new MVP candidate. Mccaffrrey is on pace for 2400 yards from scrimmage this year.

  3. I’m not sure he’s an MVP candidate but he’s playing solid football. The greatest compliment you can give their GM is that #12 can be more of a game manager now because they actually have a defense. That same GM needs to stock the offensive cupboard now…

  4. No. Not close.

    The passing game isn’t working. I think Rodgers is finding his groove, and has looked much better the last couple weeks, but in general, this team has been carried by the D and running game… so far.

    Not even close to what Russ and CMC are doing.

  5. Florio makes a good point. The Packers WR and TE without Adams are bottom of the league, expansion roster type of talent.

    Rodgers primary responsibility this year looks far different than previous years — avoid turnovers, avoid negative yards. Keep the team in the game. Can’t believe I’m writing this, but Rodgers is a game manager this year, not a stat machine.

  6. I’m seeing a thread here today.

    – NFL needs an apologist for their fixed-game officiating to explain the fix isn’t a fix.

    – Aaron Rodgers is MVP candidate because if the Packers get the #1 seed it will be because of Rodgers, not the NFL officials hosing their opponents like they did Detroit last night.

  7. I mean he could be a candidate, but Russell Wilson is the MVP as it stands. No one expected anything from the Seahawks. Average skill players and an average defense. Russell Wilson has single-handily made them a contender.

  8. That spectacular catch of a spectacular throw for a touchdown that got Green Bay within two points never would have happened if there were any justice in the NFL. Your MVP candidate was 2 for 12 on third downs if not for the phantom penalties.

  9. That’s crazy please dont start He’s MVP because he didn’t have any elite wide receivers and got a win.Thats what a Quarterback suppose to do especially if your making 35 million a year.

  10. Let’s face it….the league decided they want the Pack to be relevant again, and are nudging them along. No doubt Rodgers is great….but whenever his drives stall, funny how often the flag comes out with a new set of downs. Funny how delay of game is never called despite the playbook showing “00” 5-6 times a game. Funny how the O-line can be seen grabbing jerseys every pass play and get maybe 1 holding call a game.

    Hmmmm….

  11. If you’re going with best quarterback results with a completely depleted receiving corps then the MVP would be Derek Carr

  12. tinye67 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Let’s face it….the league decided they want the Pack to be relevant again, and are nudging them along. No doubt Rodgers is great….but whenever his drives stall, funny how often the flag comes out with a new set of downs. Funny how delay of game is never called despite the playbook showing “00” 5-6 times a game. Funny how the O-line can be seen grabbing jerseys every pass play and get maybe 1 holding call a game.

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    NFL wants that Brady vs Rodgers 100 year anniversary match up in the Super Bowl and by god they are going to get it! No matter what they have to do.

  13. The NFL is getting out of control with giving games to the teams with MVP candidates. I have never seen worse reffing. Rich get richer and get superstar calls. They gave that game to the packers. I feel bad for lions fans. Somebody needs to fix it. The nfl is printing money and they dont care but we do. What’s the point of watching if its ref determining the game.

  14. Here’s where your MVP candidate ranks among the top 33 quarterbacks in attempts:

    Completion percentage: 62.6% (23rd)
    Yards per game: 265.0 (15th)
    Yards per attempt: 7.26 (18th)
    Touchdowns: 8 (16th)
    Interceptions: 2 (T5th)
    First down %: 32.4% (24th)
    Passer rating: 92.8 (19th)

    They lost to the Eagles because he couldn’t complete a pass in two goal-to-go situations. Last night he couldn’t convert a third down except via phantom penalties.

    You can say he doesn’t have much to work with, but Packer fans have been telling us all season (and before) that the Packers have one of the best rosters in the NFL, so you can’t have it both ways.

  15. I don’t talk MVP or Super Bowl in October.

    After each game you hit the reset button. It’s all about trying to go 1-0 each week for Green Bay. One game at a time.👍

    I will though talk about the MVP of last nights game and that was Jamaal Williams. You may have missed his wise comment after the game:

    “All that matters is the Dub.”

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  16. Look, some calls last night were questionable, I get that. But to say that every Packers win this year was given to them by the refs is hyperbole at best.

  17. Gotta love watching Viking troll-heads explode anytime there’s a pro-Rodgers article. The point isn’t that Rodgers is putting up huge numbers, it’s that he’s finding ways to win with, well, less than spectacular talent. Graham has been dropping everything, Allison went out early and had drops, Jones dropped a TD and fumbled, and Shepard gave up two turnovers….yet Rodgers kept them in it. Not saying he’s the MVP, but he’s playing very well.

  18. for a touchdown that got Green Bay within two points never would have happened if there were any justice in the NFL.
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    Considering you’ve whined about the refs after every Packer game this year I don’t expect anything different, but did you even bother to search out the pictures/video from that first illegal hands call? It’s out there and it proves without a shadow of a doubt that the first call was correct…..and that probably informed the refs decision making on the 2nd call.

  19. I think he should be MVP if for no other reason than the packers are a 6-10 team at best without him (and have been for the last decade or so)

  20. Florio I sent you the screenshot of the first illegal hands call (as I’m sure many other Packer fans have)…why no mention?

  21. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:15 pm
    That spectacular catch of a spectacular throw for a touchdown that got Green Bay within two points never would have happened if there were any justice in the NFL. Your MVP candidate was 2 for 12 on third downs if not for the phantom penalties.

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    You’re right. If there was any justice the Lions lone TD would have been called a turnover on downs and the Packers would have been up 5 here.

  22. Rodgers is not even in the discussion. The only way he would win it, is if the NFL front office were the only voters.

  23. Let’s play out the season first. Whatdoyasay? I am enjoying the crying about the officials and the NFL is fixed guys.

    Say the officiating is lousy and you have some credence. Say it’s rigged and you sound like you ran out of medication.

  24. Let’s play out the season first. Whatdoyasay? I am enjoying the crying about the officials and the NFL is fixed guys.

    Say the officiating is lousy and you have some credence. Say it’s rigged and you sound like you ran out of medication.

  25. “Darrius Shepherd dropped a ball at the goalline right into the hands of a defensive back, just like Antonio Callaway did the prior Monday for the Browns.”

    Umm … no. Shepherd slipped and then dropped the ball. Callaway reached back for a ball that was thrown low and behind him.

  26. It’s the same as your every day workplace. A better worker gets rewarded for hard work & accomplishment. The same thing happens to the great quarterbacks like Brady & Rogers etc…they get the better calls thrown their way by the refs & the league. As an opposing team you have to know this & use that as motivation to play even better & find a way to win.

  27. Puleeze. He never gets sacked but that it’s not roughing and he rarely throws an incomplete pass that’s not called PI. And his OL is allowed to hold with impunity. The guy gets propped up by officiating more than anyone else in the league. Last night’s game was especially egregious but it’s been going on for years.

  28. streetyson says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:34 pm
    Tom Brady is the NFL’s real MVP, and has been most of his career, whoever they give it to.

    1 3 Rate This

    Wahhhh no one is talking about my QB…… wahhhhhhh

  29. “Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t exactly have a lot of help, especially with Davante Adams out.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You’re kidding us right! He’s got an entire squad in stripes that easily trumps the ENTIRE DEFENSE!

  30. Roger Goodell: MVP Candidate

    GB has seen their opponents ring up 501 yards in penalties so far this year, by far and away the most of any team.

    The least? Detroit with 234.

    Umm, we got a problem, and quite frankly, it might be because Patricia wore the Clowndell jersey off the plane from SB 51.

    100 year anniversary for GB, right Rogie?

  31. marvin1958 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:48 pm
    Let’s play out the season first. Whatdoyasay? I am enjoying the crying about the officials and the NFL is fixed guys.

    Say the officiating is lousy and you have some credence. Say it’s rigged and you sound like you ran out of medication.

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    Sure about that?

    GB’s opponents penalty yards: 501

    Detroit: 234

  32. Not sure if he’ll be the MVP or not. I forgot my script for 2019 NFL season on the airplane, they’re going to send me PDF copy though.

  33. Rodgers made some throws and fetches that were flat out AMAZING, while some people say he has been having bad seasons and theybm are right but that’s part of the reason MM got canned he was running an ancient offense that was stale and figured out. Now the team is learning a new offense and it’s going take time to more and more comfortable in it.

    That being said Wilson is the MVP imo right now stat wise. The only department I could see Rosgwrs having the edge is being 3-0 in what is hands down the toughest division in the NFL

  34. Is the officiating lousy, sure, but the Lions players should’ve stepped up and played better for their QB and coach, and Stafford should’ve stepped it up too. The great QB’s along with great coaching find a way to win and the Lions just can’t do it year after year.

  35. pkrlvr says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Gotta love watching Viking troll-heads explode anytime there’s a pro-Rodgers article. The point isn’t that Rodgers is putting up huge numbers, it’s that he’s finding ways to win with, well, less than spectacular talent. Graham has been dropping everything, Allison went out early and had drops, Jones dropped a TD and fumbled, and Shepard gave up two turnovers….yet Rodgers kept them in it.
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    Oh, is Rodgers the name of the referee? Because without that guy Aaron is irrelevant.

  36. Are you kidding?

    Votes for MVP thru 6 weeks:

    Rodgers- 5 (all Packer Fans)
    Refs- 59 (all 53 players on the Packer roster and coaches).

    This is a flat out dumb thing to even bring up!

  37. pkrlvr says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:39 pm
    Florio I sent you the screenshot of the first illegal hands call (as I’m sure many other Packer fans have)…why no mention?

    Packer fans are sending Florio screen shots and demanding why there is no reply is a story of PTF. As if their individual emails garner global attention on PFT.

    And just who is losing their minds over this?

  38. bassplucker says:
    October 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm
    Puleeze. He never gets sacked but that it’s not roughing and he rarely throws an incomplete pass that’s not called PI. And his OL is allowed to hold with impunity. The guy gets propped up by officiating more than anyone else in the league. Last night’s game was especially egregious but it’s been going on for years.
    ______________________________________________
    This is so spot on. That line in GB and they way they hold without calls is egregious. And on nearly every incomplete pass you see Rodgers whining and looking for flags on the defense. He isn’t even a top 10 QB this year; not even in the MVP consideration so stop with that nonsense.

  39. GB had 6 penalties for 48 yards and the Lions had 8 for 50. Seems pretty close, but that last hands call was definitely wrong and at a very bad time to boot. However I doubt nearly as many of you would be in such a tizzy if ESPN had done a better job of showing replay angles on the first hands call. Heck, Booger had gone off on it before the replay even ended! Point is, anyone with fingers can search out the picture of Flower’s hand in Bahk’s helmet but what fun is that right?

  40. pkrlvr says:
    GB had 6 penalties for 48 yards and the Lions had 8 for 50.
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    Sometimes it’s the timing of the penalties the change the games momentum.

  41. MVP nominated by the Referees Association of the NFL. Now that would make sense from what we all saw last night

  42. acmepackers says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:05 pm
    I’m not sure he’s an MVP candidate but he’s playing solid football.
    ————-
    MVP? No Way.

    15th in passing yards
    16th in TD’s
    21st in passer rating.

    What is it with the false narrative?

  43. pkrlvr says:
    October 15, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    However I doubt nearly as many of you would be in such a tizzy if ESPN had done a better job of showing replay angles on the first hands call.
    ———————
    If you have to have replay angles to prove a penalty, it’s not obvious.
    How does a 50+ year old dude see it in live action if you need replay to prove it?

  44. Cry me a river over the officiating. Every team every game has several calls you can scream about. Get over it. The fans that scream about the calls are the same ones that say “well se deserved that since they made a bad call earlier” on a questionable penalty. There is no makeup penalties. The refs dont favor Aaron Rodgers over any other QB. Learn the difference between incompetence and bias. The refs are not trying to throw the game one way or the other. They dont want to do anything like that to lose the cushy second job they have. The game is too fast for many of the refs on the field. They need some help. The current system is not good. They need to fix it.

  45. floridapackfan says:
    October 15, 2019 at 3:10 pm
    Cry me a river over the officiating. Every team every game has several calls you can scream about. Get over it.
    ——
    You mean like getting over a roughing the passer call on Clay Matthews ?
    Your Gumby friends need to heed your advice.

  46. Fan bases denouncing the officiating last night: 31

    Fan bases supporting the officiating last night: 1

    And even in that one fan base, there have been several posters who have admitted to the officiating being completely biased during last night’s game.

    Give me a break Pack fan…

  47. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    October 15, 2019 at 3:08 pm
    pkrlvr says:
    October 15, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    However I doubt nearly as many of you would be in such a tizzy if ESPN had done a better job of showing replay angles on the first hands call.
    ———————
    If you have to have replay angles to prove a penalty, it’s not obvious.
    How does a 50+ year old dude see it in live action if you need replay to prove it?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    They didn’t need replay angles. They saw it and they called it. Exactly as it should be. The only problem here is that you people decided Booger McFarland was a credible source of… anything. I’d expect nothing more and I’ll accept nothing less. Delicious!

  48. – Aaron Rodgers is MVP candidate because if the Packers get the #1 seed it will be because of Rodgers, not the NFL officials hosing their opponents like they did Detroit last night.
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    And if they get the #1 seed by 2 games you will still be crying the #2 seed team was robbed by this game.

  49. >> Avenging Cowboy says: As of right now I’d give it to Russell Wilson. <<

    Who hasn’t? Or so I’ve heard …..

  50. He’s not an NFL MVP this year by any stretch of the imagination, but I thought he played well last night. His receivers did no favors dropping all those balls. Jimmy Graham sure is a shadow of his previous self.

  51. He made two throws last night that were prettier than any other two throws I’ve seen in one game this year. And for those who’ve forgotten, GB got hosed on a non-call of pass interference against the Eagles. At home. But hey, I know – the league and officials are determined to have the Packers in the Super Bowl, just like for the last eight or nine years.

  52. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    You can say he doesn’t have much to work with, but Packer fans have been telling us all season (and before) that the Packers have one of the best rosters in the NFL, so you can’t have it both ways.

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    Stop it with this. Stop trying to lump 1-3 packers fan in with all packers fans. Any realistic packers fan knew before this season we were two solid offseasons away. We had one really good offseason but we need another to really be contenders. The packers cannot beat the saints. All they need to do is put lattimore and MAYBE a little help on Adams and rodgers has NOBODY. We’ll know how the organization is thinking about this season if they make a move for WR help before the trade deadline. If they do, they’re in it for this season If not, they have made up their minds that this year is not the year and next year is.

    Meanwhile Vikings fans have been assuring us that they have the best roster for years yet consistently fall short. The packers are only three years removed from the NFC Championship and the Vikings are two. The packers have not had the better roster over the vikings for a while but the fact of the matter is that Rodgers is a part of the TEAM and the results have shown that for the vast majority of his career, Rodgers has made the Vikings a better TEAM than the Vikings. You can say all you want about your roster but your team is not as good. And two years ago Rodgers was out all season. Last season he played most of the year with a bad injury. But the year before that they were in the NFC Championship. Now that the packers roster is better you vikings fans are going the other way focusing on how Rodgers is worse. It doesn’t matter, and maybe the packers wont end up having a better team than the vikings this year, but no realistic packers fan thought they would. But at the end of the day, all Vikings fans care about is finishing ahead of the Packers because you know that given all his history, Cousins will not win you a superbowl. If everything goes right he might get you there but he cannot win it. The packers are trying to win a superbowl, maybe not this year but next year if they make the right moves. At least the Bears fans and Lions fans seem to be rooting for their teams to win a superbowl. All I see from Vikings fans is talking about how their team is better than the Packers, as if that is their endgame, which deep down they know it is.

  53. MVP? #1 seed? You have got to be kidding. The refs can’t prop him up every week. Not now. Rogers may have to learn to play the game without them and their flags in his back pocket.

  54. As a Packers fan who has watched all of his games, Rodgers is playing nowhere near his best ever. He used to hit receivers in stride almost every time, now the receivers need to adjust more often than not. For example, the throw to Shepherd that was an INT, if that was out in front of Shepherd as it should have been, it was an easy TD. It was behind Shepherd, who slipped trying to come back for it, and had it bounce off him for the INT. There have been numerous throws this year where it’s obvious he’s not throwing as well as his best season – 2011. Not even close. And I’m a big Rodgers fan. If Rodgers gets back to that level, Green Bay will win it all.

  55. Rodgers has issues, but I’ll take him over every other QB in the league. RW will be coming down to earth as soon as he plays a good defense.

    One thing you need to remember he’s learning a new system with a new coach and the team will be getting better every week.

    All the haters are just jealous… look at Cousins, Detriot will destroy him this weekend… the Vikings don’t have a chance at all to extend the field like Rodgers did

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