On Monday, FanDuel Sportsbook up to date
its MVP odds with Aaron Rodgers now tied with Tom Brady atop the record at +160. And after the occasions on Sunday, Rodgers has the momentum to win his second straight MVP award.
That’d be fairly the victory for Rodgers. Rodgers has to overcome each Brady and the sportswriters who vote for the award to win MVP this season.
Sportswriters don’t want to vote Rodgers for MVP. The media took Rodgers’ determination to stay unvaccinated and his utilization of the phrase “draconian” private. But as we stated final month, there’s one state of affairs during which even the vaccine-demanding, woke voters would haven’t any selection however to award Rodgers one other MVP.
First, Rodgers should lead the Packers to the highest seed within the NFC. As ESPN’s Rex Ryan admits, the voters will maintain Rodgers’ constructive COVID case towards him if the Packers fall out of the convention’s high spot. They’ll say his unvaccinated standing was why the Packers misplaced in Week 9 with Jordan Love because the beginning QB. However, if the Packers clinch the highest seed, that one loss towards the Chiefs will show basically meaningless.
According to FiveThirtyEight projections, the Packers have a 78% likelihood of incomes the NFC’s high seed. Green Bay would clinch first place by successful its remaining three video games towards the Browns, Vikings, and Lions. Moreover, the Packers (11-3) would stay within the driver’s seat even within the occasion of 1 loss as a result of the staff holds tiebreakers over the Bucs, Rams, and Cardinals — three 10-4 groups.
Second, Rodgers ought to end the season forward of Brady on the sphere, and by an honest margin. Rodgers has been on the sphere for under two losses. He leads the NFL in passer score (of gamers who’ve performed at the very least 10 video games) and orchestrated two of the 12 months’s largest wins. He defeated the Cardinals with out his high receiver and topped the Rams whereas quick a number of offensive linemen.
Rodgers has thrown simply 4 — 4! — interceptions all seasons. Meanwhile, Brady has racked up 11 picks and visibly struggled in all 4 of the Bucs’ losses this season.
Now think about how humorous this may be. Rodgers’ on-field wizardry might drive the identical blue-checks who in contrast him to a right-wing conspiracy nut to hand him the MVP award simply months later.
Thank you, Aaron Rodgers.