Aaron Rodgers has a chance to become the first Jet to accomplish this feat

By komal
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If you were in today’s age when you found out that the New York Jets had never had a player named NFL Most Valuable Player, then you are not the only one in this boat.

According to research conducted by the NFL, there are seven teams that “have yet to have a player win the league’s most coveted individual accolade.”

The Jets are one of the teams who have never had a player win the MVP award, since not even Joe Willie Namath was able to do this during his Hall of Fame career.

Six other clubs, including the Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, have never had a player win the award for Most Valuable Player in their season. Four of these teams came into existence after Gang Green entered the American Football League in 1960 and started the competition. The Jets were in the NFL more than three decades before either the Jaguars or the Texans.

In addition to compiling a list of the seven teams that have not yet won the NFL MVP award, the digital content editor for the NFL, Grant Gordon, selected one player from each club who he believes has the best chance of ending their drought.

Aaron Rodgers was the obvious choice to fill that role for the Jets. In New York, the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player is reuniting with the offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. Rodgers earned the league’s most prestigious individual award in both 2020 and 2021 when he was playing for Green Bay under Hackett’s system.

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The annual NFL Honors ceremony could as well be held in Mr. Rodgers’ community. On his CV for the first ballot of the Hall of Fame, Rodgers has four AP NFL MVP awards, which places him in second place all time. In the years 2020 and 2021, MVP honors were awarded to Aaron Rodgers. Even though he will turn 40 in a matter of a few short months, Rodgers is still on the cusp of being a leading candidate for the position of MVP of the league. It is possible that Rodgers may earn the Jets their sixth MVP award if they are successful in the postseason. On the other hand, if he guides New York to victory in the Super Bowl, he has the potential to become a Gotham icon on par with Batman and Broadway Joe.

— Grant Gordon

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SI Sportsbook believes that Rodgers has a good chance of winning the betting futures market and considers him a serious contender. The 39-year-old field general now holds the sixth most probable spot to win NFL Most Valuable Player in 2023, according to chances of +1400, which are equivalent to 14-to-1.

Only Patrick Mahomes (+650), Joe Burrow (+700), Josh Allen (+750), Justin Herbert (+1000), and Jalen Hurts (+1200) have better odds of winning the race than Aaron Rodgers does.

Trevor Lawrence, Tua Tagovailoa, Lamar Jackson, and Dak Prescott are the next four quarterbacks with chances of +1600 after Aaron Rodgers. Three of these quarterbacks participate in the American Football Conference (AFC).

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