With the NFL season wrapping up this weekend, there has been a lot of chatter around Aaron Rodgers as the likely MVP of the 2021 season.
But not everyone feels he deserves a vote.
Hub Arkush, executive editor of Pro Football Weekly, is one of the MVP voters this season and joined 670 The Score’s “Parkins & Spiegel Show” on Tuesday to explain why the Packers quarterback will not receive his vote.
“I’ve been pretty consistent about that all year. I don’t think you can be the biggest jerk in the league and punish your team and your organization and your fanbase the way he did and be the most valuable player,” he said. “Has he been the most valuable on the field? Yeah, you could make that argument. I don’t think he is clearly that much more valuable than Jonathan Taylor or Cooper Kupp or maybe even Tom Brady.
“So, from where I sit, the rest of it is why he’s not going to be my choice? Do I think he’s going to win? Probably. A lot of the voters don’t approach it the same way I do. Others do who I’ve spoken to.”
Rodgers was under scrutiny this season because he misled the public about his vaccination status and eventually tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in missing a game.
But Arkush said that was just the icing on the cake, pointing to Rodgers’ offseason where he did not show up to minicamp or OTAs after reports surfaced he wanted out of Green Bay.
“The way he’s carried himself is inappropriate,” he said. “…I think he is a bad guy and I don’t think a bad guy can be the most valuable player at the same time.”
Listen to the full interview above or here.