Packers QB Aaron Rodgers named NFL Most Valuable Player

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Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers named NFL MVP
Friday January 30th, 2015

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been named the AP NFL Most Valuable Player.

The award was announced at the "NFL Honors" show on Saturday ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl.

Rodgers threw for 4,381 yards and 38 touchdowns with five interceptions this season. His 38 touchdowns were third-most in the league and his 8.43 yards per attempt was second only to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Rodgers' five interceptions were the lowest of any quarterback who attempted at least 250 passes.

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This is Rodgers' second NFL AP MVP award in his career. He also won in 2011. The 31-year-old has been named to four Pro Bowls in his career, including this year. 

Other players who were considered MVP candidates included Houston Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray

- Molly Geary

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