Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers wins fourth NFL MVP award
The NFL held its annual awards in California on Thursday.
The NFL awards was held at the SoFi Entertainment District in Inglewood, California - right by the site of the Super Bowl LVI where the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals will face off this weekend.
The Green Bay Packers failed to make it to Sunday’s finale after they were knocked out by San Francisco 49ers last month, however quarterback Aaron Rodgers has had something else to cheer about.
Rodgers has been named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for a fourth time - becoming the first player to win the award in back-to-back seasons since Peyton Manning in 2008 and 2009.
Rodgers, who also won the award in 2011, 2014 and 2020, is now only behind Manning (five) for the most MVPs.
The 38-year-old finished the 2021 season with the NFL’s highest passer rating (111.9) and helped the Packers become the top seed in the NFC Conference.
Rodgers earned 39 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members, with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp the only other players to receive any votes.
What did Rodgers say?
On his award, Rodgers said: “It is kind of surreal sitting here.
“Being a four-time MVP is crazy. They’re all different. They’ve all unique in their own ways and this one feels the sweetest.”
The 38-year-old’s future has been up in the air and he addressed the rumours, claiming he was yet to make a decision.
Rodgers said: “To be honest I’ve just been easing into the offseason and excited to be here tonight. It feels like a dream.
“I’ll make a decision in due time, and not in a ton of time. I’ll give the team plenty of time to do what they’ve got to do. I’m not going to keep a lot of people waiting.
“I don’t fear retirement. I don’t fear moving on.
“I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished. I’m excited about the future whatever that ends up being or looking like.
“I’m also still highly competitive and there’s a bitter taste from the divisional game.”