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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers named PFWA Most Valuable Player for 2021

Another sign he’ll receive his fourth Associated Press NFL MVP award in two weeks

QB Aaron Rodgers
QB Aaron Rodgers

GREEN BAY – All signs continue to point toward Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers winning his fourth NFL MVP award from the Associated Press in two weeks.

On Wednesday, Rodgers was honored by the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) with its Most Valuable Player award for the 2021 season. Rodgers also earned the PFWA honor in 2011, 2014 and last year, in conjunction with his other three NFL MVPs bestowed by the AP.

The AP honor, recognized as the league's official MVP award, will be announced at the annual NFL Honors show, which is slated for the evening of Thursday, Feb. 10, just three days before the Super Bowl.

Rodgers already had been named first-team All-Pro at quarterback for 2021 by both the AP and PFWA, strong indications of the MVP award coming from both media organizations.

This past regular season, Rodgers completed 366-of-531 passes for 4,115 yards and 37 touchdowns with just four interceptions for a 111.9 passer rating.

He led the league in passer rating for a second straight season and for the fourth time in his career (also 2011-12). He ranked third in the league in completion percentage at 68.9, the second-best mark in team history behind only his 70.7 from last season.

He tied for fourth in TD passes, surpassing 35 for the sixth time in his career, which is tied with Tom Brady for the most in league history. He also led the league in INT percentage (0.75) for the fourth straight year and a sixth time overall, both NFL records.

Rodgers had 13 games this season with multiple TD passes and no interceptions, breaking his own league record of 11 he accomplished twice (2014, 2020) and shared with Brady (2010).