Aaron Rodgers on Hub Arkush: 'He's an absolute bum'
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- As the vote for NFL MVP looms near, Chicago sportswriter and MVP voter, Hub Arkush, spoke Tuesday, Jan. 4, about Aaron Rodgers saying his offseason and off-field comments about COVID-19 doesn't make him the MVP. Aaron Rodgers disagreed.
"I think he's a bum. I think he's an absolute bum," Rodgers said.
That's how simply Aaron Rodgers put it. Hub Arkush said, "I don’t think you can be the biggest jerk in the league and punish your team, and your organization and your fan base the way he did and be the Most Valuable Player."
Arkush thinks Rodgers hurt the team for how Rodgers acted off the field throughout the year.
"You know his problem isn't with me being a bad guy, or the biggest jerk in the league. Because he doesn't know me. He doesn't know anything about me," said Rodgers. "I never met him, I never had lunch with me. I never had an interview with him. His problem is I'm not vaccinated."
Arkush said on Wednesday, Jan. 5, he made a mistake discussing his stance publicly. Rodgers thinks he should be excluded from future voting.
"I think the MVP should be about the most valuable player on the team. A lot of times it goes to the best player on the best team. We're the best team," Rodgers said.
Rodgers will have a chance to add to his on-field MVP resume as the Packers plan to play their starters at least some of the game against Detroit in the regular season finale.