May 24, 2022

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wins fourth NFL MVP award

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wins fourth NFL MVP award

GREEN BAY – There’s now only one player in NFL history with more Associated Press Most Valuable Player awards than quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and no team with more MVP winners than the Packers.

Rodgers was awarded his fourth AP MVP and second in a row at the NFL Honors ceremony Thursday night, as he became just the second player since the award’s inception in 1957 to win it more than three times.

It’s also the 10th MVP won by a Packers player, most from any single team.

Former Colts and Broncos QB Peyton Manning won five MVPs, including a pair of back-to-backs in 2003-04 and ’08-09.

Manning presented Rodgers with the award, and Rodgers noted it was an honor to share the stage with a player who “inspired a generation of quarterbacks, myself included.”

Rodgers is the first player to win the MVP in consecutive seasons since Manning and just the fifth overall, also joining former teammate Brett Favre (1995-97), Joe Montana (1989-90) and Jim Brown (1957-58).

Rodgers also expressed a thank you to several people, making special mention of Head Coach Matt LaFleur for “trusting me, supporting me, empowering me and making things easy for me.” He also made a special dedication to the late Ted Thompson, the former Packers general manager who drafted Rodgers in the first round in 2005.

In a media session on Zoom after the awards ceremony, Rodgers said he hadn’t yet made a decision regarding his future, explaining there’s “definitely a lot to weigh” as he ponders continuing his career with the Packers, moving on, or retiring. He mentioned not fearing retirement but at the same time that he remains highly competitive, also noting the bitter taste from walking off Lambeau Field three weeks ago following a difficult loss in the NFC Divisional playoff.

In addition, he pointed out how much he appreciated the improved relationship with the front office and GM Brian Gutekunst after a tumultuous offseason, and the efforts made to reach out to him and improve communication “did not go unnoticed.” He reiterated as he did when the season ended that a decision will be coming in the “near future,” with the start of free agency just over a month away.