Re: Can anyone explain to me why Rodgers does not get more MVP love?
posted at 1/8/2013 12:34 PM EST
In response to UD6's comment:
In response to shenanigan's comment:
Because he's not named Manning. Manning has not had the best passer rating since 2006 when he was playing with possibly the most gifted offense in NFL history loaded with first rounders at every position and two HOF WR's. He's the only QB to win MVP without the best passer rating the last 20 years besides Favre and he's done it now 3 times of his 4.
Since then Brady's led twice, and Rodgers twice but the average uninformed fan just believes what the media tells them, and they believe Manning has been the leading QB for the last 6 years despite all evidence. Doesn't help that the Boston media lives to tear down its own team.
So that's it, the average fan believes Manning has been leading the NFL in every passing category with no defense for 12 years despite the fact that he's had the #1 and 2 defense and hasn't led much of anything in years. But, no reason the facts should get in the way of a good story.
i can assure you that if the situations were reversed and Manning did what Rodgers did and vice versa then Manning would still get the award.
Shen - you act as if Passer rating is the ONLY thing that matters. In 03 Manning was #2 in passer rating short of McNair by 1.4 pts. He was #1 in completion percentage; #1 in yds; #2 in TD's. And he had a statistically worse defense.
04 - I guess you hae no questions.
08 - I might agree, but I am not sure who else you would have given it to.
09 - Manning led his team to an undefeated record with a rookie HC, rookie 4th and 6th rd WR's, engineered many comebacks, etc.
There's just no more valueable player in the NFL.
Passer rating isn't the only stat. You could use completion percentage, TD passea yards and interceptions. Brees was better at all those things and still didn't get it. He showed in the SB who was the MVP.
04 he deserved, a case could be made for 06 but Tomlinson was more deserving. 08 he did not deserve, 09 he did not deserve. Manning was not undefeated in 2009. Having only 1 HOF 1st round WR and 1 1st round TE, and 1 1st round RB to throw to may have been the hardest year Manning ever had but most every other QB in NFL history has dealt with greater obstacles through their career. Most QBs never even have players that good. Hell, right now Brady is throwing to an UDFA, a 4th rounder, a 2nd round TE, a 5th round TE, and a 3rd round RB. Not a single 1st rounder. I guess since he's managed to be 3rd in passer rating like Manning by your logic he should be the MVP.