Reigning 2020 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers has done it again as he won the award for a second consecutive time at this year’s NFL Honors award show. He now joins an elite and rare list of back-to-back winners of the award. Let’s take a look at how each stacks up.
1964-’65: RB Jim Brown
Starting off the list was the first ever back-to-back winner of the MVP, running back/fullback Jim Brown.
Stats: In total, he had 569 attempts for 2,990 yards, 5.5 YPC, and 24 touchdowns. He set the standard for the position and the league recognized that by giving him the award for the first time ever in back-to-back years.
1989-’90: QB Joe Montana
Stats: 592/906 (65.3%) for 7,465 yards, 52 touchdowns, 24 interceptions, 99.0 passer rating. Overall, Montana’s stats were very impressive especially in the years in which he did it. Up to this point, he had won four super bowl titles. Joe Cool was definitely such with these back-to-back MVP seasons.
1995-’97: QB Brett Favre
The list wouldn’t be complete without the league’s first and only triple time winning player. Favre had won it back-to-back in the 1995 and 1996 seasons then finished it off by technically sharing the award in 1997 with fellow star player Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions. Overall, Favre had compiled over 12,000 yards through those MVP seasons (12,179), 112 touchdowns, 42 interceptions, and a 96.1 passer rating.
2008-’09: QB Peyton Manning
Stats (Combined seasons): 764/1,126 (68%), for 8,502 yards, 60 touchdowns, 28 interceptions, 7.6 Y/A, and a 97.5 passer rating. Manning’s stats are very impressive overall and most definitely warranted back-to-back MVP awards. His 2008 season saw him complete 67% of his passes for 4,002 yards, 28 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and a 95.0 passer rating. 2009 was a bit better numbers wise as he eclipsed 4,000 yards (4,500), for the second consecutive year while also completing 68% of his passes for 33 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, and a 99.0 passer rating.
2020-’21: QB Aaron Rodgers
Rodgers winning his first ever back-to-back MVP awards will just add onto his already incredible resume. His 2021 award will break a tie with Tom Brady for the second most overall awards won behind hall of famer Peyton Manning, who had won five. Stats: 738/1,057 (69.8%), for 8,414 yards, 85 touchdowns, 9 interceptions, and a 116.7 passer rating. Overall, Rodgers’ stats are mind-boggling, especially doing it in just two seasons. Let’s hope he continues putting up numbers like this with Green Bay for many more years to come.
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