Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the NFL for the second time in his career
Rodgers was named 2014 league MVP at the culmination of Saturday's NFL Honors event in Phoenix, Arizona. Rodgers had previously won the award for the 2011 season, NBC Sports reported.
Rodgers received 31 votes from a panel of 50 members of the national media who covered the league. Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and quarterback Tony Romo each got two votes, while Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner received one apiece, the Associated Press reported.
Rodgers threw for 4,381 yards, 38 touchdowns and only five interceptions, leading the Packers to an NFC North championship, Yahoo Sports reported.
Rodgers did not have the same numbers that supported his 2011 MVP pick in 2014. In the 2011 season he finished the season with 4,643 passing yards, 45 touchdown passes, and only 6 interceptions.
In his win for the 2014 season, Rodgers was rewarded for almost never throwing the ball to the other team, ESPN reported. Rodgers led the NFL in touchdown to interception ratio, with 38 touchdowns to five interceptions during the regular season.
In addition to Rodgers' honor, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was named offensive player of the year, and the Arizona Cardinals' Bruce Arians was named coach of the year, according to Sports Illustrated.
"Can I say yes?" Rodgers said when asked if he knew whether he would get the trophy. "I have some insider information, so that's why I can say yes," USA Today reported.
Offering his perspective of the 2014 season, Rodgers said: “It’s disappointing, ultimately. … We were so close. When we look back on it, we’re going to take a lot of pride, but when you’re in Phoenix, there’s a game going on you’d rather not think about,” in a statement released by the Green Bay Packers.