The AP made it known with their MVP vote, and now other NFL players have confirmed it.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the best player in the NFL.
NFL Network over the past ten weeks has been airing a countdown of the “Top 100 Players of 2012” as voted upon by NFL players themselves. Each week the show has counted down 10 players, with tonight’s show being the final one.
Some have said this list is silly and pointless, but I’d argue this is more important than they think because NFL players are the ones voting, not media members. I can’t speak for the players, but if I were one this would be of some significance because it means they have the respect of their peers and I know that to someone like Rodgers that means a great deal.
This honor is just further proof of Rodgers’ incredible rise to the top of the NFL. Four years ago he was being booed for throwing incomplete passes in a SCRIMMAGE just because he wasn’t the guy he took over for. Now, one NFL MVP and a Super Bowl title later, Rodgers is not just the toast of Green Bay but he is the toast of the NFL including among his peers.
With a rocket arm, somehow still-underrated athleticism and lethal accuracy and at the still young age of 28, Rodgers can dominate the game for years to come and other players are beginning to recognize that.