“The MVP award has nothing to do with Ivermectin; it has to do with only throwing four interceptions in an entire season.”
This was the key phrase from a nearly 4 minute long rant by Kyle Brandt on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football. Citing multiple MVP voters that he had personally communicated with, Brandt chastised the voters he believes will consider personal issues when casting their vote for the league’s most prestigious award.
“If somebody wants to vote for Taylor or Brady or if they think Cooper Kupp is the most valuable football player in the league, fine. Absolutely vote for them. Of course.” Brandt said. “But my beef today, is that this thing is going to be personal and that it’s going to be political. If you’re voting for somebody other than Rogers as some sort of anti Rogers boat or out of any degree of spite Or on some sort of personal Crusade against Aaron Rodgers Please don’t do that. I respond to that with 2 words; Bush League.”
Brandt is absolutely right. The MVP award is not a popularity contest and it’s not a humanity award. The NFL is littered with awards that promote positive off the field behavior. The MVP is about value, plain and simple. Whether you like or hate Rodgers personally, and whether you agree or disagree with the way he’s handled his Covid situation has nothing to do with his ability to play football.
You can watch Bryants for segment here: