Rodgers has now won four total MVP awards, needing only one more to tie Peyton Manning for most all-time.
During his acceptance speech, Rodgers praised the Green Bay Packers’ front office, including club president Mark Murphy, general manager Brian Gutenkunst, executive vice president of football operations Russ Ball and adding coach Matt LaFleur soon after.
“If science can’t be questioned, it’s not science anymore. It’s propaganda,” Rodgers said on the Pat McAfee Show.
“That’s the truth,” he continued. “When did science become this blind agreement [about] not having any debate over what can actually heal people and work for people? That makes no sense to me.”
Obscure sportswriter Hub Arkush, one of 50 Associated Press voters, claimed that he voted against Rodgers due to his political leanings.
He called Rodgers “the biggest jerk in the league” and claimed Rodgers didn’t deserve the award.
“I don’t think a bad guy can be the most valuable guy at the same time,” Arkush said.
Rodgers responded by calling Arkush an “absolute bum.”
“He doesn’t know me. I don’t know who he is,” Rodgers said.
The MVP quarterback slammed the sportswriter’s pathetic approach.
“No one knew who he was, probably, until yesterday’s comments,” he said. And I listened to the comments.
“But to say he had his mind made up in the summertime, in the offseason that I had zero chance of winning MVP — in my opinion, that should exclude [him from] future votes,” Rodgers said.
Fortunately, his elite play was rewarded and he now has trophy number four.