By Zach Kruse
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers recently said he plans on repeating what he accomplished in 2014, when he returned from missing several games with a collarbone injury the year prior to win the league’s MVP award.
ESPN believes Rodgers can do it again.
The site polled six NFL insiders for predictions on 2018, and four of the six predicted Rodgers would win his third NFL MVP next season.
“The league’s most talented player returns at full health to a playoff-caliber team,” wrote Matt Bowen, who also picked the Packers to win Super Bowl LIII. “With legit weapons at wide receiver and enough balance on offense to dial up some play-pass opportunities, Rodgers can rack up MVP numbers.”
Field Yates mentioned that Rodgers was one of the few MVP favorites when he went down with another broken collarbone in Week 6.
The Packers were 4-1 and coming off a come-from-behind, last-second win over the Dallas Cowboys when Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr crunched Rodgers’ right shoulder into the U.S. Bank Stadium turf on Oct. 15. Green Bay lost the game and was without Rodgers until Week 15, and even his one-game return in Carolina wasn’t enough to save a lost...