Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/14/11

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers drops back to pass during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 51-45 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Saying that Aaron Rodgers is the front-runner for the NFL‘s MVP award is like saying the Detroit Lions are the NFL’s most undisciplined team. Everyone knows it. Everyone accepts it. So there is really no reason to discuss it. Rodgers is just on another level. He is the sun and we are all just basking in his omnipotent glory.  The more interesting discussion comes when Rodgers is removed. Let’s pretend that in the final three weeks of the season Rodgers pulls a Caleb Hanie, throws six interceptions in three games, and the Packers don’t win again.  Or let’s just pretend that Lambeau Field was swallowed by a sink hole back in September and Rodger’s historic season never happened. If either of those situations occurred there wouldn’t be a lack of other deserving candidates. There have been many great performances this year worthy of MVP consideration. Rodgers’ wizardry has just overshadowed them. So for the time being let’s play make-believe and erase Rodgers from our minds. These are the best of the rest. The other NFL superstars deserving of MVP consideration. 10. Rob Gronkowski The only thing Rob Gronkowski does is score touchdowns. Actually, that is a complete exaggeration. He does [...]
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