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NFL analyst ranks Packers QB Aaron Rodgers fourth in MVP race for 2019

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NFL.com’s Adam Schein has ranked Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers fourth in the MVP race for the 2019 NFL season.

Schein (via 247Sports.com’s Brian Jones) weighed in on Rodgers’ MVP aspirations on June 12.

When I make my official pick for 2019 MVP, it just might be Rodgers. I was practically ready to hand him the award just for the way he responded to the ribbing he was receiving from other NFL quarterbacks for the apparent difficulty he had chugging a beer at a Milwaukee Bucks game: ‘For some of them, there’s finally a talent they can say they’re better than me at.’

The two-time MVP is coming off a down year. In addition to missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season, Rodgers compiled the lowest touchdown total (25), second-worst completion rate (62.3 percent), and third-worst passer rating (97.6) of any season in which he started 15-games plus.

But with Matt LaFleur replacing ex-head coach Mike McCarthy, the Aaron Rodgers I Can Be Coached Tour – combined with the You Can Chug Beer While Watching Me in the Playoffs Tour – is going to be real and spectacular.

Schein says Rodgers will become a serious MVP contender when he carries the Pack to the NFC North title this year. Despite the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings having more talent than the Packers, Schein predicts Rodgers’ sheer will and determination will pull Green Bay through.

Schein’s Top 5 2019 NFL MVP candidates are all quarterbacks – the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, the Los Angeles Chargers’ Philip Rivers, the Cleveland Browns’ Baker Mayfield, Rodgers, and the Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck.

Will the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers win his third NFL MVP award in 2019? It should be interesting to find out.