(INDIANAPOLIS) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the 2011 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Saturday night.
Rodgers captured 48 of the 50 votes, with Saints quarterback Drew Brees receiving the other two. He is the first Packer to be named MVP since Brett Favre won three in the mid-1990s.
Rodgers had a stellar year on the gridiron, tossing 4,643 yards along with 45 touchdowns against only six interceptions.
Green Bay finished the regular season 15-1, losing to the New York Giants in the NFC Divisional playoffs.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire