Aaron Rodgers Loses An MVP Vote For Being a ‘Bad Guy’
You had to know that this was coming with Aaron Rodgers. Someone was going to have a take about how they’re not voting for Rodgers’ MVP candidacy due to all of the things that happened this season. Well, it’s here. Hub Arkush, the executive editor of Pro Football Weekly, is a regular on Chicago radio and overall does not feel very fondly of the Packers. Arkush said today that he is going to not vote for Rodgers because he’s a bad guy. Here’s a snippet of the take then my reaction.
Hub Arkush has an NFL MVP vote & it won’t be going to Aaron Rodgers.
Admits he’s the best player on the field & that the Packers are the Super Bowl favorites, but mentions he hurt his team in the offseason.
Says Rodgers is a bad guy.
— Shane Riordan (@shane_riordan) January 4, 2022
If this is really how Arkush feels, he should remove himself from the process. You can say that you’re abstaining a vote as it is a vote against Aaron Rodgers. Okay, you win, Rodgers will not be unanimous. Trying to make this into something about the offseason and the way he handled it is so fucking ridiculous. You want to know why people make fun of the media? Why outlets like Barstool Sports, Outkick The Coverage are popular? Assholes like this guy. He hurts the journalism profession more than others in his industry.
It is good to see athletes like Adrian Amos, Casey Hayward speaking out against this. I’m all for non-traditional media members having a vote, but what makes Akrush’s publication worth it versus others in the NFL. Do the 50 voters get tenure and they keep their vote until they can’t do it anymore? That doesn’t seem right. The media can decide these awards if they don’t like their personal feelings get involved. Akrush didn’t do that here and he should be out.