Aaron Rodgers was always destined to be the 2020 MVP. However, the second-place spot was a bit more controversial than expected.
No matter who you were a fan of during the 2020 NFL season, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the clear cut MVP for the past NFL year. He’s the first quarterback in league history to throw for 40-plus touchdowns for the third time in league history.
Rodgers’ honors certainly are deserving, but the real question comes for the second-place vote. Both Buffalo Bills gunslinger Josh Allen and Kansas City Chiefs commander Patrick Mahomes were in the running for the spot. However, the end results and Allen edging out Mahomes for the MVP honors.
Both quarterbacks were more than qualified for the award. However, one has to admit the record goes in favor of Mahomes.
Allen over Mahomes raises questions
Allen threw for a career-best 69.2 percent for 4544 yards and 37 touchdown against 10 interceptions. Mahomes, who will have a chance to win his second Super Bowl against Tom Brady in Super Bowl LV, threw for 4740 yards and 38 touchdowns against six interceptions.
Allens path to the playoffs was harder, but Mahomes’ number were better. Neither would beat out Rodgers for the award but overall, Mahomes did deserve the silver medal.
Here’s hoping these two make the next great AFC battle for years to come.