Can Aaron Rodgers catch Patrick Mahomes and win MVP?

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Aaron Rodgers is in the middle of one of the best seasons of his career and is most certainly in the MVP running. 

The Green Bay Packers are back at the top in the NFC and there’s one man, in particular, to thank for that: Aaron Rodgers. What an incredible season the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback is having for head coach Matt LaFleur.

Each week, Rodgers has made opposing defenses look terrible, throwing the ball all over the field. In a normal year, Rodgers would be running away with the MVP right now, but Patrick Mahomes is still doing incredible things for the Kansas City Chiefs.

With plenty of season left, can Rodgers end up outplaying Mahomes and take home the MVP for 2020?

Aaron Rodgers leads the NFL in touchdowns and is in the MVP hunt

If you were smart enough to draft Rodgers in your fantasy football leagues, congrats for such a wise decision. After Week 14, Rodgers has thrown for 3,685 yards, 39 touchdowns and only four interceptions. His 39 passing scores is No. 1 in the NFL, with Russell Wilson checking in at No. 2 with 36. Mahomes is third with 33.

Mahomes is No. 1 in the NFL with his 4,208 passing yards, but he’s coming off a three-interception game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. With three games left in the regular season, Rodgers has the chance to finish with at least 50 touchdowns. That’d be an incredible feat.

With the Chiefs at 12-1 and Green Bay 10-3, both teams are set to make plenty of noise in the postseason. Hey, we could even end up seeing them meet in the Super Bowl come February.

While Mahomes might hold a slight lead over Rodgers in the MVP race, the Green Bay standout has plenty of time to make up the ground. He’s been incredible this year and is poised to bring home another Lombardi Trophy to Green Bay. That’s bad news for Mahomes and Kansas City.

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