Aaron Rodgers’ Toughness Makes Him the No-Doubt-About-It MVP

February 1, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

PHOENIX — The first NFL Most Valuable Player was Jim Brown in 1957. He won it as a rookie. Brown obliterated people. When he got the ball, it was Hulk-smash time. A bunch of 5'7" dudes weighing 155 pounds trying to tackle Brown was almost comical.
Brown would go on to win consecutive MVPs, and to this day, those campaigns, to me, remain the best MVP runs of all time. I know there are better statistical seasons. There was O.J. Simpson in 1973. Dan Marino in 1984. Lawrence Taylor two years later. There was Brett Favre and Tom Brady and Adrian Peterson and John Elway. The list is impressive, but I consider what Brown did to be the standard. Or rather, I used to, until Aaron Rodgers this season.
Rodgers deserved the MVP award. No one else. Rodgers did. He earned it by playing a nice chunk of the year on one leg and still reaching the NFC title game.
Rodgers' season will go down as the best MVP run we've seen possibly in decades. Possibly of all time. This isn't about s...

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