Top candidates to win the NFL MVP award in 2015
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
Oct 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the third quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Aaron Rodgers is arguably the most talented quarterback in the NFL, so of course his name is on the list of 2015 potential MVP winners. Rodgers has his Green Bay Packers sitting at 5-0 and has the second highest passer rating in the league at 117.4.
Rogers sits at a modest 12th place in passing yards with 1,236, but is tied atop the league with 13 touchdowns . Rogers has managed just one 300-yard passing game thus far, but who cares. Rodgers is always going to complete an extremely high percentage of his passes and turn mediocre wide receivers into great wide receivers.
Rodgers has 31-year-old James Jones looking like one of the league’s best receivers. That’s just what Rodgers does. The Packers never have a high-profile wide receiver. There isn’t a need for one when you have Rodgers under center.
Rodgers won the 2014 NFL MVP with 38 touchdowns, 4,381 passing yards and a career-low five interceptions. Rodgers is on pace for 3,952 passing yards, 42 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Those numbers are pretty solid, but are they MVP worthy? We will see.