Aaron Rodgers Is NFL’s MVP For Fourth Time
INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Former Cal quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the NFL's AP Most Valuable Player delivered by Pizza Hut for the second season in a row and fourth time in his career with the announcement made Thursday at the YouTube Theater during the annual NFL Honors television show. Rodgers' four selections (2011, '14, '20, '21) make him the second-most selected player in the award's history behind only the five by record-holder Peyton Manning. Rodgers had previously been tied for second with four others (Tom Brady, Jim Brown, Brett Favre, Johnny Unitas).
Below are notes on Rodgers with his name linked to his Pro Football Reference profile.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
– Led the NFL during the 2021 regular season with a 111.9 quarterback rating, 7.0 touchdown percentage and 0.8 interception percentage, while also ranking among the league's leaders in completion percentage (#3, 366-of-531, 68.9%), touchdown passes (#T4, 37) and yards passing (#10, 4115 yards) with his four interceptions the fewest among starting quarterbacks
– Selected All-Pro for the fifth time and first-team on the fourth occasion in 2021, while he was selected for the Pro Bowl for the 10th time
– Named NFC Offensive Player of the Month in December of 2021 for the 10th time in his career to join Tom Brady as the only NFL players to ever win 10 or more NFL Player of the Month honors, while he was the NFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 15 for the 19th occasion
– Helped Green Bay to a 13-4 regular-season record in 2021 that was tied for the NFL's best and made the Packers the NFC's top seed in the playoffs before they were defeated by San Francisco in their first game of the playoffs in the Divisional Round
– Leads all active NFL players in regular-season touchdown passes (449), while he has completed 4651-of-7118 passes for 55360 yards and has a 104.5 passer rating to rank second among active players in all four categories over 213 games and 206 starts during his 17 NFL seasons (2005-21)
– Played two seasons at Cal from 2003-04 and completed 424-of-665 passes (63.8%) for 5469 yards with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for a 150.3 all-time quarterback rating that is the best in school history
– Made a seven-figure gift to the Cal football program in 2019 that was used to improve the team's locker room and create the Aaron Rodgers Football Scholarship to be awarded each year to a junior college transfer like Rodgers, who came to Cal after one season at Butte College