At 38 years old Rodgers has accumulated 17 years with the Green Bay Packers, 14 of them as a starter, and four MVP awards in 2011, 2014, 2020, and 2021 NFL .
The player born in Chico, California, is one away from tying Peyton Manning, champion in Super Bowls XLI and 50, as the most MVP winners in history with five in two teams; four with the Indianapolis Colts and one with the Denver Broncos.
He also trails former quarterback Brett Favre, holder of two championship rings with the Packers, as the only player to win the MVP in three consecutive seasons; 1995, 1996 and 1997, although in 1997 he shared it with running back Barry Sanders.
Winning the award in 2022 would leave the current Green Bay quarterback as the first with five designations on the same team and, if he does it alone, the only one with three consecutive MVP awards without sharing them.
To choose the NFL MVP a panel of 50 journalists votes at the end of the regular season. The award has been given since 1957.
Aaron Rodgers knows he is not the favorite in the NFL projections to finish as the best player of the 2022 season something he already experienced in the 2020 campaign in which his odds were one of 20, and in 2021, one of 10; in both he won the MVP.
For this season the favorites are Tom Brady, passer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, considered the best player in the history of the NFL, who boasts three MVPs and is one behind Rodgers.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, who leads the offense of one of the teams favored to reach the NFL championship game, and Patrick Mahomes, quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, winner of Super Bowl LIV.
Among the adversities that Aaron will have to overcome will be compensating for the loss of his star receiver Davante Adams, who emigrated to the Las Vegas Raiders and left the Packers with a receiver corps that the quarterback criticized during the preseason.
“The young guys, especially the receivers, have to be more consistent; they’ve had a lot of bad route decisions. We have to get better in that area,” the quarterback said after the first preseason game they lost to the 49ers.
Green Bay’s seven receivers are veterans Sammy Watkins and Randall Cobb; Allen Lazard, who will be playing his fifth year; and rookies Romeo Doubs, Amari Rodgers, Christian Watson and Samori Toure.
Rodgers spoke a couple of weeks ago about the importance of his four MVPs and the need to round out his career with another Super Bowl; he has the XLV edition.
The Green Bay Packers will make their 2022 season debut on September 11 against the Minnesota Vikings.