Aaron Rodgers Caps Season with Super Bowl MVP
February 7, 2011
Aaron Rodgers helped bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Title Town, leading many to wonder: how many more titles can the Pack win?
BY CASEY RIGGEN
You're watching multisource sports news analysis from NewsyMove over Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers has cemented his legacy as the new face of the Green Bay Packers. After three years as the starting quarterback for the Pack, Rodgers has not only brought the Lombardi Trophy back to Title Town, but was also named MVP of Super Bowl 45, an honor his heretofore more famous predecessor never received.
A writer for ESPN says Rodgers’ great performance has eliminated any comparison to the Packers’ previous quarterback.
“With the victory and a 304-yard, three-touchdown, zero-interception performance against the best defense in the league, Rodgers put all the distance he'll ever need between himself and the ghost of Brett Favre. And to anybody who wondered whether Rodgers could win the close one or the big one, the answer is yes and yes.”
Although many media outlets reported this victory is a monkey off Rodgers’ back, the Packers’ quarterback says he never had any pressure to win, thanks to support from the organization and his teammates.
“I never felt like there was a monkey on my back. And a big reason for that is because the organization stood behind me, my teammates stood behind me and believed in me and gave me an opportunity to be successful. So, I gotta thank the organization first, the fans for supporting me and my teammates for really being there for me when I needed them.” (ESPN)
With one Super Bowl victory under his belt, NBC’s Pro Football Talk says, Rodgers is now being considered one of the best quarterbacks in the league, with many great years to come.
“At age 27, Rodgers has already reached the top of the football world. Expect him to stay on top for a long time — and maybe, some day, be remembered as the greatest Packers quarterback of them all.”
Being the second youngest team in the NFL, a reporter for Yahoo! Sports thinks that the Packers’ youth is what will keep this team coming back to NFL’s biggest stage.
“You look at this team, they have been the youngest team in the league before this year, for the previous three or four years. And look what they did with all these guys, 16 guys on IR. They lose Charles Woodson and other players today, and they still become World Champions. So on paper you say, wow, they could be really, really good for a long, long time.”
Rodgers’ threw for 1,094 yards, the second-most in a single postseason, and nine passing TD's, which tied for third most in NFL history.
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