Aaron Rodgers is undoubtedly a great quarterback, his arm talent is something that we get to see only once in a generation. His four MVP awards all make sense as he plays great football and he may not always have the best weapons to throw the ball to but he ensures consistency. However, his resume is not as complete as Tom Brady nor is it anywhere close, especially in the postseason. For today, Rodgers is probably sitting at home smiling that he was able to pull one over Brady.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback has been nominated for the 2022 ESPY Awards, the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award that is given by the American Broadcast Television network to recognize individual and team athletic achievements. Last year Brady got two nominations for the ESPYs but this year is Aaron Rodgers’ year as he has secured two nominations.
Rodgers beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo in the list of nominees:
Aaron has been nominated for the “Best Athlete, Men’s Sports” for the fourth time in his career, he now goes toe to toe against the Golden State Warriors point guard, Stephen Curry in the voting process. Aaron won his fourth MVP award this year but he did not win the ESPY for the Best NFL Player coming off an MVP win, when his long-time foe on the football field, Tom Brady beat him.
Rodgers has won the Best NFL Player Award at the ESPYs for six times. He has also been nominated for the Best NFL Player award this year, he will compete against Los Angeles Ram wideout Cooper Kupp who is coming off a historic season and has a Super Bowl win to show for it, Jonathan Taylor, the running back for the Indianapolis Colts who by many is believed to be the most valuable player who is not a quarterback in the NFL, and T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Aaron has previously won the “Best Play” awards twice for his pass to Jared Cook that sealed the deal for his team in the NFC Divisional Round against the Cowboys and for the Hail Mary pass to Richard Rodgers a year prior to that.
At this point, Aaron has too many of the ESPY awards on his showcase at home to maybe care to get more but at the end of the day, it never hurts to be validated for your talents, so hopefully, the quarterback does win once more as Tom Brady is not in the running this year either. However, it will not be easy as Stephen Curry and Cooper Kupp who are competing against Rodgers have had historic seasons and the public appears to have a special spot for both of them after their seasons. You can also vote for your favorite athlete via this link.