Much of this season was missing a familiar element: the capitvating greatness of Aaron Rodgers. A broken collarbone sidelined Rodgers for a good portion of the campaign, and when Rodgers returned, it was for a failed last-ditch attempt to preserve playoff eligiblity. With Green Bay's loss to Carolina went playoff hopes and the remainder of Rodgers' season. We study history so as to avoid repeating its mistakes. But history can also provide us with context clues, and it tells us Rodgers is pretty good in a season after suffering a broken collarbone. In 2014, after a similar injury and return (with the only difference being a playoff appearance), Rodgers led the Packers to a 12-4 run that appeared poised to finish in the Super Bowl before a stunning overtime loss to Seattle in the Divisional Round. Through that campaign, Rodgers earned himself his second Most Valuable Player award, completing 341 of 520 passes (65.6 percent) for 4,381 yards, 38 touchdowns and five interceptions. In terms of passer rating, it was the second-best season of his career (112.2), bested only by his first MVP campaign of 2011 (122.5). With all of that information considered, is Rodgers heading toward another MVP season in 2018? "I plan on doing that again," he said of winning another MVP, per the team's official site.
Aaron Rodgers: I plan on winning another MVP
NFL.com | Feb 6