NFL MVP voter reveals he won’t vote for Aaron Rodgers: ‘I think he’s a bad guy’

Although Aaron Rodgers is currently the favorite for the NFL Most Valuable Player award, Associated Press voter Hub Arkush has admitted that he will not support the Packers quarterback in his bid for a fourth Most Valuable Player.

During a segment on Chicago’s WSCR-AM radio station on Friday, Arkush revealed his thoughts on Rodgers, saying he considered his character off the field in addition to his performance on the field this season in regards to MVP voting. He called Rodgers an “idiot” and compared his season to others in his career, such as Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

Rodgers has been in the news during the 2021 NFL season, not only because of his resistance to the Packers in the offseason and his uncertain future in Green Bay, but also because he misled reporters when he discussed his vaccination status earlier in the year. anus. Once Rodgers contracted COVID, he lashed out at those who criticized him for making misleading comments about the COVID vaccine.

“I don’t think you can be the biggest jerk in the league and punish your team, your organization and your fan base the way he did and be the MVP.” Arkush said. “Has he been the most valuable in the field? Yes, you could make that argument, but I don’t think it’s clearly much more valuable than Jonathan Taylor or Cooper Kupp or maybe even Tom Brady. So from where I sit, the rest is why he won’t be my pick. “

Arkush is one of 50 voters who will cast their vote to decide who receives the NFL MVP award. While voters are not supposed to reveal who they will vote for, Arkush admitted why he will not vote for Rodgers:

“I just think the way he’s behaving is inappropriate,” Arkush told WSCR-AM. “I think he’s a bad guy, and I don’t think a bad guy can be the most valuable guy at the same time.”

Rodgers has won three MVP awards and currently has a -400 chance of winning the award. according to ESPN – for the second consecutive season. A fourth MVP will make him the second NFL player in history, other than Peyton Manning, to win the award four times.

With a 37-10 win over the Vikings on Sunday, the Packers secured the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs and secured a first round bye. Rodgers told reporters after the victory he plans to start for the last meeting of the Packers regular season. Green Bay will travel to Detroit for its game against the Lions on Sunday.