Typically, NFL MVP voters are not allowed to disclose publicly who they are going to vote for. While Chicago-based football reporter, Hub Arkush, did not technically violate this rule, he did say on 670 The Score who he was not going to vote for: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Rogers has been killing it on the field, leaving many to believe the MVP win will easily be his if he keeps up the good work. However, Rodgers has also behaved less than favorably in the public eye the last few months, which is Arkush’s reason for not giving Rodgers his vote. Rodgers has been criticized by the media for misleading the public about his vaccination status, claimed to be the victim of “cancel culture” because of his not being vaccinated, and also publicly displayed “unsafe” COVID-19 practices (such as coming into close contact with others without a mask).
On the show, Arkush defended his stance, saying there are “no guidelines” for voting based on off-the-field practices, and that the way Rodgers has “carried himself is inappropriate.” Arkush went on to reason, “I don’t think you can be the biggest jerk in the league and punish your team, and your organization and your fan base the way he did and be the Most Valuable Player.”
In response, Rodgers told reporters Wednesday that, “I think he’s a bum. I think he’s an absolute bum.” Rodgers has also stated he believes Arkush should no longer have an MVP vote. Will Arkush’s opinion be the driving force that causes Rodgers to lose the MVP title to Tom Brady, Jonathan Taylor, or Cooper Kupp (the players Arkush believes deserve to win)? Or will Rodgers still come out on top?