Connect with us
Aaron Rodgers

NFL

Wisconsin: State of MVPs and Why Aaron Rodgers is Next

Wisconsin: State of MVPs and Why Aaron Rodgers is Next

When the NFL season kicks off, the state of Wisconsin will host not one, but two reigning MVPs — Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. Less than two hours north from Milwaukee, there is a two-time NFL MVP, Aaron Rodgers, who is hungry to complete the sweep for America’s Dairyland. 75 miles to the west, a Heisman hopeful, University of Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor is coming off another 2,000+ total yard season and looks to repeat as the Doak Walker Award winner. All in all, one of the nation’s smallest markets have taken over the sports world.

 

Yelich Wins NL MVP

It started with Yelich, in 2018. The Brewers decided to go “all in” and acquired the up-and-coming outfielder for four of the organization’s top prospects. While Yelich was impressive enough to earn a nod into the 2018 All-Star Game, it was what happened in the second half of the season that launched him into MVP contention. Post All-Star break, Yelich hit a .367 avg, 1.219 OPS and 25 home runs, while leading Milwaukee to its first postseason appearance since 2011. The offseason didn’t slow the reigning MVP down, as he is third in the league in batting average and leads the majors in home runs, with 29.

 

Giannis Wins NBA MVP

Just a few months later, the Greek Freak took over the city of Milwaukee, as the city went from “Fear the Beer” to “Fear the Deer.” Giannis has gone from draft pick that Bucks fans hated to being beloved by the NBA world. The stats for Giannis speak for themselves: 27.7 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 5.9 apg and a PER of 30.9. The Greek Freak led the Bucks to the Eastern Conference Finals, which also included winning its first playoff series since 2001, which was the last time the Bucks went to the Eastern Conference Finals as well.

 

Rodgers Looking for Another MVP

Coming off a “down year” for his own standards, Rodgers is looking to complete the MVP sweep for the state of Wisconsin. The odds may be stacked up against him, but those challenges are why he might end up having one of the best seasons of his career. In 2019, Rodgers is coming off an injury-riddled last two seasons, he’ll have a new head coach and offense, and he must play two of the better defenses in the NFL twice a year.

https://twitter.com/FlurrySports/status/1143931068984283136

That said, Rodgers has always played with a chip on his shoulder and this year will be no different. Rodgers is a legacy guy, and he knows how important this year will be. The new offense is designed to allow him to make the line of scrimmage reads that has made him one of the best in the game and get the ball out quicker. In years past, McCarthy’s offense got stale and lacked creativity. Watching the Packers offense on Sunday became predictable and it seemed like there was a lack of adjustments mid-game, or even midseason for that matter.

The state of sports in Wisconsin is at an all-time high, with the three major professional sports teams and the only Division 1 college football team in the state all being legitimate contenders and having legitimate MVP candidates. Watch for Rodgers and Taylor to be in a position to complete the sweep. On, Wisconsin!

 

 

More Articles

Mahomes Betting Favorite to Repeat as NFL MVP

Top-5 NBA Free Agent Small Forwards

Predicting AFC Division Winners

Odom, Oden Make BIG3 Debut and Other Week 1 Takeaways

NFL Teams With the Most Remaining 2019 Cap Space

30 Comments

30 Comments

  1. Pingback: MLB DFS Slate Breakdown 6/28

  2. Pingback: Nikola Mirotić Leaves NBA for EuroLeague

  3. Pingback: Kemba Walker Plans to Sign With Celtics

  4. Pingback: Fantasy Football Team Previews

  5. Pingback: New York Giants Fantasy Preview

  6. Pingback: Lonnie Walker IV Leads Spurs Over Dylan Windler and the Cavaliers in NBA Summer League Opener

  7. Pingback: Green Bay Packers Fantasy Preview

  8. Pingback: Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Preview

  9. Pingback: Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Preview

  10. Pingback: What it Means to Fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

  11. Pingback: Buffalo Bills Fantasy Preview

  12. Pingback: Houston Texans Fantasy Preview

  13. Pingback: Detroit Lions Fantasy Preview

  14. Pingback: Indianapolis Colts Fantasy Preview

  15. Pingback: New England Patriots Fantasy Preview

  16. Pingback: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Preview

  17. Pingback: Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Preview

  18. Pingback: 2019 Early Training Camp Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs

  19. Pingback: 2019 Early Training Camp Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks

  20. Pingback: 2019 Early Training Camp Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers

  21. Pingback: Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Preview

  22. Pingback: Cleveland Browns Fantasy Preview

  23. Pingback: Carolina Panthers Fantasy Preview

  24. Pingback: Denver Broncos Fantasy Preview

  25. Pingback: Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Preview

  26. Pingback: Jacksonville Jaguars Fantasy Preview

  27. Pingback: Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Preview

  28. Pingback: Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Preview

  29. Pingback: Tennessee Titans Fantasy Preview

  30. Pingback: Green Bay Packers Week by Week Predictions and Team Awards

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Like Us On Facebook

RSS FlurrySports Podcast

Advertisement

More in NFL