Indianapolis, IN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named Saturday night as the NFL Most Valuable Player, earning 48 of a possible 50 votes.
The Packers star is the first Green Bay player to win MVP honors since Brett Favre did so in 1997.
Rodgers threw 45 touchdowns in the regular season, leading the Packers to a (15-1) overall record and the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs.
"People really count on me to be consistent each week, to play well. Knowing that my performance, the fact that I touch the ball every play, I have a direct impact on the game, the way I play," Rodgers said. "And if I'm playing consistent and doing things I know I'm supposed to do, we've been able to have some success because of it."
Rodgers joins Favre, Bart Starr, Jim Taylor, and Paul Hornung as the only Green Bay players to be named MVP.