For the second straight season, Aaron Rodgers is the favorite to win the league’s MVP award.
For one voter, Hub Arkush, who is one of the 50 members of the media the Associated Press gives a vote for the MVP award, he has zero plans of voting for Aaron Rodgers while referring to him as “jerk” and a “bad guy” on 670 The Score in Chicago.
“I don’t think you can be the biggest jerk in the league and punish your team and your organization and your fanbase in the way he did and be the most valuable player,” Arkush said on the “Parkins and Spiegel Show” on 670 The Score in Chicago. “Has he been the most valuable on the field? Yeah, you could make that argument, but I don’t think he’s been clearly that much more valuable than Jonathan Taylor, or Cooper Kupp, or maybe even Tom Brady.
So from where I sit, the rest of it is why he’s not gonna be my choice. Do I think he’s gonna win it? Probably. A lot of voters don’t approach it the way I do, but others do, who I’ve spoken to. But one of the ways we get to keep being voters is we’re not allowed to say who we are voting for until after the award has been announced. I’m probably pushing the envelope by saying who I’m not voting for. But we’re not really supposed to reveal our votes.”
Arkush is even brought up his off-the-field issues getting in the way of how he votes.
“There’s no guidelines,” Arkush said. “We are told to pick the guy who we think is most valuable to his team. And I don’t think it says anywhere, ‘strictly on the field,’ although I do think he hurt his team on the field by the way he acted off the field. They’re gonna get the No. 1 seed anywqy, but what if the difference had come down to the Chiefs game, where he lied about being vaccinated, and they ended up getting beat?”
The longtime Chicago sports writer acknowledged that some people will “just think I’m a Packer hater,” but he said he knows for a fact that he’s not the only person who won’t vote for Rodgers.
“I can guarantee you I will not be the only one not voting for him,” Arkush said.
Rodgers has completed 68.6% of his passes for 3,977 yards with 35 touchdowns against only four interceptions this season. Those are just some numbers that you cannot ignore and this guy needs his vote taken away.