Rodgers gets Sports Illustrated love

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has never received an MVP vote. (Associated Press)

It’s not breaking news to suggest Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is running away with the NFL MVP race. Sports Illustrated writers Peter King and Don Banks make the case in their midseason awards:

Peter King

His lowest-rated game to date (111.4): 297 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT and a 73.7 completion percentage in a 27-17 win at Chicago. Threatening nearly every single-season passing mark.

… In another year, this award could be Drew Brees’ or Tom Brady’s or Matt Forte’s. But Rodgers has made a science of mistake-free quarterbacking in the first half.

Don Banks

Can’t be much MVP debate this year. Rodgers is playing in a league of his own so far, with 20 touchdown passes, three interceptions and seven consecutive games with a passer rating of at least 111.0. His overall passer rating of 125.7 is more than 20 points higher than the QB in second place in that department, Tom Brady. My MVP standard is always who’s the best player on the best team, and that’s a no-brainer in Rodgers’ favor. — Kudos to: Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit.

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