Can Aaron Rodgers win MVP in 2022?
By: Jake Rajala
The Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has a John Lennon-like persona, has won MVP in each of the past two seasons. A-Rod threw a whopping 48 passing touchdowns to five interceptions in 2020 and then unveiled 37 passing TDs to four ints last season. Furthermore, Rodgers led the Pack to a 13-3 record in 2020 and a 13-4 record in 2021. With that said, the grand, enticing question surrounding A-Rod in 2022 is: Can Aaron Rodgers win MVP for his third straight season?
I honestly believe the Gandalf-like QB for the Packers can win MVP in 2022. He may be missing Davante Adams — which results in him honestly having less firepower than the likes of Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, and Matthew Stafford. Hence, it will certainly be more challenging for him to oust top-tier statistics moving forward. Nonetheless, it should be noted that he didn’t win MVP last season via having a prime Drew Brees passing yard figure (as he ranked tenth in passing yards) or even ranking in the Top-5 in passing TD count (as he ranked sixth in passing touchdowns).
A-Rod can still be utterly efficient, make magic happen with his new wideouts: Christian Watson and Sammy Watkins, and mop the floor against NFC North opponents. Although, it may be difficult for Rodgers to find a clutch weapon against the likes of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys.
To be fair, Rodgers did benefit a bit by often facing pedestrian competition in the past two seasons. In 2022, he will have to face other MVP-aimed signal-callers and their juggernaut rosters (as previously stated). I expect Rodgers to have a very strong 2022 campaign without Tae, but I believe his defense will really need to help him oust another 13+ win season for him to have an MVP case that stands out amid other unearthly QB, RB, and WR profiles.