On Thursday, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the NFL Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, making him a four-time champion.
Cooper Kupp of the Rams is chosen Offensive Player of the Year, while TJ Watt of the Steelers is awarded Defensive Player of the Year; rookie accolades go to Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons; and Titans coach Mike Vrabel is named Coach of the Year.
Rodgers was also selected MVP in 2011, 2014, and 2020, when he led the Packers to the NFC’s No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
Rodgers led the Packers to a 13-3 record this season by passing for 4,115 yards and 37 touchdowns against only four interceptions in 16 games. The San Francisco 49ers knocked Green Bay out of the playoffs in the divisional round.
Peyton Manning, a five-time MVP, was the only other player to win the award at least four times. On Thursday, Manning presented Rodgers with the honor.
Rodgers expressed gratitude to his teammates and commended Packers coach Matt LaFleur for putting him in a position to succeed. Watt’s 22.5 sacks in 2021 tied the NFL record set by Michael Strahan of the New York Giants in 2001.
T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year, while Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams was awarded NFL Offensive Player of the Year.