Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/21/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just when you thought Green Bay Packers fans couldn’t get any crazier, Wisconsin’s State Assembly passed a resolution designating December 12th, 2012 as the official “Aaron Rodgers” Day.

The accolades continue to pile up for the Packers elite quarterback and NFL’s 2011 Most Valuable Player, who wears the number 12 on his jersey.


Rodgers didn’t take the Packers to the Super Bowl, but overall can’t be too upset with being named the top player in the league for 2011 and getting his very own day. Not too bad for a guy who wasn’t even considered elite until he led the Packers to a Super Bowl win just over a year ago (where he was also named MVP).

The amazing aspect of Rodgers’ 2011 season was how his numbers stack up with those of Brady and Brees despite playing one less game. In the game Rodgers sat out (because the Packers had a No. 1 seed locked up), Flynn had his coming out party, including a franchise best six touchdowns and 480 passing yards. It’s impossible to say Rodgers would have had the same numbers, but I’m betting they wouldn’t have been far off.

Even though the Super Bowl Champion Giants knocked off the Packers in a divisional playoff match-up, it doesn’t take away from an impressive 15-1 season where Rodgers was the focal point.

What do you think of Aaron Rodgers day? Is it a little premature to give the guy a day or is it warranted? Let me know by commenting below!

Nick Grays is a senior writer at the Sports Bank where he covers the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoys to share Fantasy Advice from time-to-time. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here or visit his blog Nick Knows Best.

 

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