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Pat McAfee Rips Into Agenda Based MVP Voting

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A guy you’ve never heard of has officially turned the MVP debate into divisive national conversation.

Little known journalist, Hub Arkush, said what a number of voters may have been thinking when he declared personal reasons would be behind his non-Aaron Rodgers vote this season. Arkush, a man who has displayed anti-Aaron Rodgers rhetoric on his Twitter in the past, is out of Chicago and clearly has more than one personal reason to go after number 12.

“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,” Arkush said on the 670 the Score. “Has he been the most valuable on the field? Yeah, you could make that argument, but I don’t think he is 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.”

Agenda based voting is not new to the sports world as it’s been a hot topic in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame vote for years, but football has seemingly escaped the controversy. That is until of course, they’re most visible player stepped into the country’s most visible issue.

Many in the sports world have come out to strike down Arkush’s behavior including some of Rodgers most visible detractors like Mike Florio from ProFootballTalk.

It seems most would like to blast this sort of thinking out of the sport as quickly as possible. One of Rodger’s closest confidants, Pat McAfee, took to his show and went after Arkush and the entire concept of agenda based voting. You can watch the whole clip for a while:

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