Although he didn’t make it to Super Bowl XLIX, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did earn his second MVP award.
The 31-year-old Rodgers accepted the award in Phoenix on Saturday night (Jan. 31), for a season in which he led the NFL in TD-to-INT ratio (38 touchdowns, five interceptions) during the regular season. He also finished second in passer rating (112.2) and yards per attempt (8.43) and third in touchdown passes.
According to ESPN.com, he was the only quarterback to finish in the top three in all four of those categories.
Rodgers’ TD-to-INT ratio was the fifth-best single-season mark in NFL history and was second among quarterbacks with at least 30 touchdown passes, trailing only Tom Brady’s 36-touchdown, four-interception 2010 season.
He accomplished this feat, all while playing with a torn left calf muscle that significantly limited his mobility.
Rodgers previously won his first MVP after the 2011 season, and now, becomes just the ninth player in history to win multiple MVP awards, joining former teammate Brett Favre, who won three MVPs