Rodgers wins MVP, excited about future. At the NFL Honors Ceremony, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was named 2011 NFL MVP. As a Packers homer, he'd obviously be my choice and I wouldn't trade him for anything. But he did deserve the nod over the other top candidates. From Packers.com:
In 2011, Rodgers set the NFL single-season record for passer rating (122.5), topping the previous mark of 121.1 by Peyton Manning in 2004, and became the first Green Bay quarterback to lead the NFL in passer rating since the system was implemented in 1973. Rodgers also became the fifth player in Packers history to win the AP MVP, joining Paul Hornung (1961), Jim Taylor (’62), Bart Starr (’66) and Brett Favre (’95, ’96, ’97).
He was expected to win the award, but it wasn't even close. He ended up with 48 of the 50 votes cast.
Thanks to SlowJoe445 for his Fan Post, which was written several hours before I wrote my post.