1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Want to know how to tell that you’re great at your job? It’s simple, spend an entire summer acting like you won’t come back, then show up and trash the decision-makers. If they let you go, then you were never really that great. If they completely act like you did nothing, then you might be the GOAT.
That’s pretty much what happened with Aaron Rodgers who skipped out on just about every camp for the Green Bay Packers and made it seem as though he had one foot out the door. Heck, the only reason he finally showed up is because they gave him the option to leave in the 2022 NFL offseason. Then after that agreement, he held a press conference where he bashed the team publicly.
Once the season began, however, it was business as usual for Rodgers. He was 13-3 as the starter and had 4,115 yards with an insane 37-to-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He’s so good that this was even a drop from the 48 touchdowns and five picks he had the prior season.
Rodgers is so good with the ball that he has never thrown more than 13 picks in a season and only twice hit double digits (he had 13 in 2008 and 11 in 2010). This year was his 11th in a row with fewer than 10 picks, which is unbelievable.
The reigning NFL MVP from a year ago, Rodgers is once again on the shortlist for the honors this season. He’s also the top quarterback in the game right now.