Aaron Rodgers Has Won A 2nd Straight MVP

Aaron Rodgers Has Won A 2nd Straight MVP
Aaron Rodgers Has Won A 2nd Straight MVP

Aaron Rodgers Has Won A 2nd Straight MVP, Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been named NFL MVP for the second straight season and third time overall after the 32-year-old led the Green Bay Packers to an 11-5 record and the NFC North Division championship in 2016. I’m thankful to my teammates, to our coaches, and our incredible fans, Rodgers said in his acceptance speech. Without each of you, there’s no way this would be possible.


Aaron Rodgers Wins Another MVP

It’s Official Aaron Rodgers is now a two-time Most Valuable Player. The Green Bay Packers quarterback was named MVP at Saturday night’s NFL Honors ceremony in Minneapolis, MN. He’s only the fifth player to win multiple M VP awards, joining Bart Starr (1970), Chuck Howley (1973), Lawrence Taylor (1986), and Joe Montana (1990). In 2015, he claimed MVP honors after leading Green Bay to a 12-4 record and their fourth straight NFC North title. He won his second straight award after leading Green Bay to an 11-5 record and an NFC North title again in 2016.

Aaron Rodgers Has Won A 2nd Straight MVP

He joins Hall of Famers Jim Brown, Barry Sanders, and LaDainian Tomlinson as quarterbacks to win multiple NFL MVP awards since it was first awarded in 1957. He edged out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his second consecutive award by just one point – 23 versus 22. It’s humbling when you can be mentioned up there with so many great players who have been able to accomplish that feat twice, Rodgers said after receiving his trophy. One thing I’ve learned about myself is that I am competitive.

I didn’t like coming in second place very often growing up, but you have to enjoy winning something like that because it’s not easy winning any sort of competition, let alone being a part of one where five other really good guys are nominated along with yourself. And then all six are playing on Sunday and Monday Night Football for us football fans to get excited about watching them play throughout the season.

So it’s pretty special. Kupp Wins TOP Offensive Rookie Award: Cooper Kupp took home top offensive rookie honors at tonight’s NFL Honors event after a memorable debut campaign with Los Angeles Rams. Kupp led all rookies in receptions, receiving yards (869), and touchdown catches. He set franchise records for both receptions and receiving yards by a rookie receiver during his first year in LA. His 62 catches rank T2nd among rookies in NFL history behind only Anquan Boldin’s 65 in 2003.

What’s New With The Green Bay Packers?

I can’t imagine a football fan who doesn’t enjoy watching Aaron Rodgers play quarterback for their Green Bay Packers. Rodgers is among today’s top NFL quarterbacks, and he has been so even before he had won his first league Most Valuable Player Award in 2011. This year, though, has been his best yet as a player in my opinion because, as it turns out, he just added to his already impressive list of honors by winning another league MVP award.

That makes him only one of five players ever to win multiple awards more than once. But perhaps even more significant is that last season was also when he helped lead his team back from a four-game losing streak that would have pretty much ended any hopes they had of making any kind of run at all during 2016-17 if not for what was happening on his end over those same four games. He averaged about three touchdowns per game between his passing and rushing touchdowns, which is amazing considering he didn’t take too many chances; after getting sacked several times early on, he started handing off or throwing short passes or screens to gain ground instead.

It worked well enough, though, since two of his six interceptions were fumbles forced by defenders onto teammates. As long as he stays healthy something that hasn’t happened so far in 2017 you can count on seeing Rodgers again next year if he chooses to return. Meanwhile, Cooper Kupp might be your new favorite NFL offensive player. At wide receiver for second-year Los Angeles Rams, he became Rookie of the Year for leading all rookies in receiving yards with 1,000.

The former Eastern Washington University star ranks second overall behind Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins with 62 receptions and tied with Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons) with eight receiving touchdowns. More importantly, however, is how crucial he’s been to helping Jared Goff perform better as a rookie quarterback. As if that weren’t enough, halfback Todd Gurley led all rushers in touchdowns scored with 17 while earning Offensive Player of the Year himself.

Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette were right behind with 16 each. Kicker Dan Bailey of Dallas Cowboys won Special Teams Player of the Year. And finally, we’ll look to see who takes home League M.V.P. in a few weeks, but there are already some favorites like Tom Brady of New England Patriots, Cam Newton of Carolina Panthers, and Drew Brees of New Orleans Saints.

You should know that Rodgers will likely continue to amaze us with his talent in whatever way he decides to play now and forever. Other MVP candidates include Philip Rivers of San Diego Chargers, Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh Steelers, and Andrew Luck of Indianapolis Colts. Some other honorable mentions are Matt Ryan of Atlanta Falcons, Derek Carr of Oakland Raiders.

What About The Los Angeles Rams?

The Los Angeles Rams were one of three NFC teams to finish with an 11-5 record in 2017, and they look like they are ready to take a giant step forward in 2018. The 2017 season was one of a massive disappointment for Rams fans, who saw their team go 4-12 on the year. But at least they have a franchise quarterback under center now…thanks to Carson Wentz’s injury, Jared Goff will be taking his first steps as a starter (with help from Cooper Kupp).

Todd Gurley will also be back fully healthy after struggling last season. There’s no way to sugarcoat it — these guys won’t repeat as World Champions, but Gurley could return in style next year if he can pick up where he left off before last season’s campaign. Losing Sammy Watkins is going to hurt, though. Who knows what Case Keenum will do. He took over when Sam Bradford was injured last season and put together a solid performance that led to him being signed by Minnesota in free agency.

But does he have what it takes to lift them into contention? Or maybe better yet: can he keep Aaron Rodgers from winning his third straight award? That’d be something new! They’re not far away at all. Then again, neither were the Vikings last year. So let’s see how training camp goes before we start getting ahead of ourselves here… well, mostly. It’s hard not to get excited about them based on how well Goff played late last season. Remember those 400 yards against Miami? And what about those multiple scores through Week 15?! My point: nothing is set in stone here; Green Bay isn’t losing its title without one hell of a fight (their game against Dallas looks particularly tasty), but don’t count out LA just yet…if you get my drift!

Stats From The Game

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns to help his team clinch a berth in Super Bowl LII, defeating Atlanta Falcons 44-21. In addition to winning his second straight MVP award, he set franchise records for career completions (1,513), passing yards (14,336), and touchdown passes (124). He also finished with 1,405 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on 124 carries. Cooper Kupp led all receivers Sunday by amassing 117 receiving yards on eight catches while scoring one touchdown.

He also broke a rookie record held by Anquan Boldin and Marshall Faulk, becoming just the third rookie in NFL history to catch more than 70 passes during an entire season. Todd Gurley was named Offensive Player of The Year after racking up 2,093 total yards and 19 touchdowns through 16 games. Larry Fitzgerald was named Defensive Player of The Year after setting a new career-high with 101 receptions while being instrumental in Arizona Cardinals’ 11 wins – their most since 1974 when they reached postseason as NFC Champions.

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer won Coach of The Year honors after leading his team from 5-0 start to finish regular season 15-1 — tied for the best mark in franchise history. Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters earned Defensive Rookie of The Year honors after posting 12 interceptions that tied him for most picks in the league despite missing five games due to injuries and suspensions.

What Did We Learn?

Aaron Rodgers has won an NFL MVP award in two straight seasons, a feat that’s never been accomplished before. The Packers quarterback led Green Bay to a 13-3 regular season and guided them to a third consecutive NFC North title. He completed 67.6 percent of his passes for 4,643 yards with 40 touchdowns and just seven interceptions during a campaign where he ranked as Pro Football Focus’ second-best passer in 2017.

He joins Peyton Manning (2003-04) as the only player since 1960 to win multiple MVPs in back-to-back years. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished behind him in PFF’s voting at No. 3. Following Rodgers in PFF’s top five were Tom Brady, Todd Gurley II, and David Johnson. Rounding out PFF’s positional awards was Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell winning Comeback Player of the Year. Cooper Kupp was named Offensive Rookie of the Year after finishing atop PFF’s Wide Receiver rankings with a rating of 91.7 overall.

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