You know what? They're right. He did.
It. Doesn't. Matter.
The debate over who should be the MVP -- or whether both are equally deserving -- should not come down to who had the better season statistically. Oh they're important, they're useful, but they are not the FINAL criteria, or the most important. This is not the Heisman Trophy, folks. It's not honoring who was the best player in the NFL that year. If it was, the award would clearly belong solely to Aaron Rodgers and that's simple fact, move on with life and get over it.
But this isn't the Heisman. This is the Most Valuable Player -- the player who meant the most to his team. I challenge ANYBODY with a brain to look me in the eye and say with a straight face that Aaron hasn't had more help from its defense than Drew Brees has had. Now Drew does have a better running game to help him out, but outside of TOP fantasies that usually doesn't outright win a game solely on its own. On the other hand, defensive turnovers -- and especially defensive scores -- often are the outright difference between victory in defeat in something like 90+% of games. Even though we lost the turnover battle on MNF last week, we won the defensive scoring battle and the Foulclowns didn't get a single point off either of our turnovers. Obviously our defense has been stepping up in the last few weeks. But GB has had this all season long. We've only had it some of the time.
Nobody knows for sure what would happen if Matt Flynn had to replace Aaron for an extended period of time. Nobody knows what would happen if Chase Daniel had to do the same for Drew. But Aaron has won more games because his defense has given him short fields and defensive scores. Drew has had to do almost all of his work the hard way. (So has Brady, for that matter, but that's an argument for another day.)
Anybody who says Aaron's stats make him the shoo-in for the MVP is forgetting one key fact. This isn't the Heisman. It isn't who was the best player in the NFL this year. Or if it is, it should be renamed.