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As the league leader in touchdown passes (39), passer rating (119.7), touchdown percentage (8.7) and adjusted yards per pass attempt (9.6) according to Pro Football Reference, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made his case to win a third MVP award.
The 37-year-old is aware that he would join elite company if he were to earn the nod again, joining five players who have won at least three: Peyton Manning (five), Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Johnny Unitas and Jim Brown.
“There’s not many guys who have won three, so that would definitely mean a lot,” Rodgers said, per Zach Kruse of PackersWire.
Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana, Steve Young and Kurt Warner are the other players with two MVP nods.
Rodgers was selected as the league’s MVP in 2011 and 2014 and received votes in 2016 when he led the league in touchdown passes (40) and posted 4,428 passing yards with seven interceptions. He earned a pair of Pro Bowl selections in 2018 and 2019, eclipsing the 4,000-yard mark in each season.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and defending Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes currently leads the league in passing yards with 4,208 while amassing a 112.3 passer rating for the 12-1 Chiefs.
“It’s nice to be back in the conversation,” Rodgers said. “It’s usually on the preseason goal list.”
After facing the Carolina Panthers (250.8 passing yards allowed per game, No. 23 in the league), Rodgers will have a chance to bolster his case as the Packers face the Tennessee Titans (273.6, No. 29) and Chicago Bears (232.0, No. 15) to close out the season.