Aaron Rodgers Is Not NFL MVP
You read that right. Not that we believe it.
This is the time of year where idiot sports talking head types need to say something controversial in order to justify their existence. And so you get shit like this.
Aaron Rodgers is not the NFL MVP because… Tom Brady is the MVP!
This one comes from ESPN’s AFC East blogger James Walker who, up this point, no one has heard of. So, on that note we’ll say, congratulations James. Because of your idiotic statement, someone has now heard of you.
Anyway, here’s Jimmy Walker’s rationale. By the way, did anyone else catch that? His name is James Walker. You know what that is? Dy-no-MITE!
The award is meant for the player who is the most important to their team. Let that sink in, because this is a key element to this debate.
Rodgers has been lights out and putting up great numbers for undefeated Green Bay (12-0). But what happens if you take Rodgers off the Packers? They won’t be 16-0, but the defending Super Bowl champs would still keep the ball rolling with highly touted backup Matt Flynn and make it to the playoffs.
He goes on to name a bunch of players on the Packers and then…
With the NFL’s worst-rated defense and no true superstars on the roster minus Brady, some believe New England would be similar to the Indianapolis Colts (0-12) this year without Peyton Manning. I’m not ready to go that far. But New England certainly would have a losing record.
There are two reasons this argument holds no water. First, the Packers have the 31st-ranked defense in the NFL, which Jimmy probably saw when he looked at the rankings, yet paid no mind to. Second, the Patriots are a system team with interchangeable parts. They don’t draft superstars, nor do they sign them in free agency. They bring in specific guys to fill specific roles.
It’s true, they wouldn’t be as good without Brady, but then again, the last time Brady went down an unknown who didn’t even start in college — Matt Cassell — did just fine leading the Patriots.
In other words, you don’t know what you’re talking about, James.
Aaron Rodgers is not the NFL MVP because…. wait for it… wait for it… Tim Tebow is the MVP!
Shoot me in the face right now.
This one comes from Fox Sports Greg Couch who, like Walker, we now know by name. At least until we forget about him tomorrow. Couch’s rationale is a little simpler and more or less completely lacking in statistical evidence other than this.
When Tebow took over, the Broncos were 1-4. Now, after Tebow had yet another miracle comeback Sunday to win at Minnesota, they are 7-5.
Look, I can’t hate on Jesus Boy and the record. He wins games. I get it. It’s all I hear on ESPN all week.
He doesn’t do it by himself though, which is one of the reasons this argument holds no water. People like to point to Denver’s defense as one of the reasons for the team’s resurgence and although they’re playing better, they’re ranked 24th in the league. The real reason the Broncos are playing better is because they’re not turning the ball over. It’s as simple as that.
Kyle Orton — seven picks and two fumbles in that 1-4 start. Tim Tebow — one pick and two fumbles since taking over.
Last I checked, that’s how you play winning football. That’s just as much due to the coaching staff’s conservative game plan, if not more, than it is to Tebow.
The second reason this argument holds no water is this. Tebow has won six games this season, which is exactly half as many as Aaron Rodgers has won.
All that being said, please continue with your idiotic arguments that someone other than Aaron Rodgers is the MVP of this league.