Green Bay Packers 2015 Team MVP Awards


Brendan Walker
Pro Football Spot writers and analysts took matters into their own hands and voted on which players were the MVP's on both the offense and defensive sides for the 2015 football season. | Photo Credit: thesportsdaily.com & acmepackingcompany.com

Offensive Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Passing Yards: 3,821
  • Completion Percentage: 60.7% (347/572)
  • Touchdowns: 31
  • Interceptions: 8
  • Passer Rating: 92.7

 

“In a roller coaster season that featured a 77-yard passing performance, heart-stopping Hail Mary touchdowns and everything in between, Aaron Rodgers was still the best thing going in Green Bay in 2015. Despite a 6-0 record to open the year, the final 10 games were anything but pretty. Rodgers and company battled through the loss of their No.1 receiver, an unhealthy running back, sub-par offensive line play (46 sacks) and a coaching play calling change. Even in a "down" year, his 3,800+ passing yards, 31-8 TD-INT ratio and 92.7 QBR remain pretty impressive. A statistical rebound is in store for 2016.”

---Chris Licata (@ChrisLicataPFS)

 

Defensive Player of the Year: Mike Daniels  

  • Position: Defensive End
  • Solo Tackles: 27
  • Assisted Tackles: 22
  • Sacks: 4
  • Forced Fumbles: 1
  • Interceptions: 1
  • Passes Defended: 2

 

“Even with a fresh, four-year, $41 million contract in hand, Mike Daniels continues to fly under the radar. When considering any MVP candidate, that individual must be someone whose efforts and contributions cannot be easily replaced for their team. Daniels has quickly approached and possibly even surpassed Clay Matthews in that regard for the Packers. His seemingly underwhelming numbers (49 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception) are a product of his responsibilities within Green Bay's scheme. However, his impact goes far beyond the box score.

According to Pro Football Focus, the fourth-year Iowa product graded out with the 10th highest run stop percentage and sixth highest pass rush productivity rating among 3-4 defensive ends (minimum 50% snaps). For comparison's sake, Daniels had five more QB hurries in 208 less passing snaps than Houston Texans star JJ Watt last season. Daniels has proven to be an irreplaceable asset, but make no mistake about it, the entire defensive unit was the Packers saving grace in 2015.”

---Chris Licata (@ChrisLicataPFS)

 

The Green Bay Packers finished the regular season with a 10-6 record and will have the 27th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

 

Brendan Walker is an NFL Analyst for Pro Football Spot. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @b_dog_walker





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Rodgers was definitely the offensive MVP and this was quote on quote a down year for him. He'll put up NFL MVP numbers in 2016 with Nelson coming back

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On 3/31/2016 at 2:20 PM, Jonathan Rodriguez said:

Do they draft a DT now that Raji is out? How do you think Cook will fare in this offense?

Drafting a DT would be necessary, yes. I also see WR, long term RB in late rounds, and another LB as needs. 

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Drafting a DT would be necessary, yes. I also see WR, long term RB in late rounds, and another LB as needs. 

Definitely agree with DT/LB being big needs. Running back as well, especially so the team can be prepared if they're unable or unwilling to bring back Lacy after the season ends. Just curious, when do you see them trying to take a receiver? Last season did raise some concerns about how that unit performs without Jordy, but they still have six receivers who (at this time) appear likely to make the 2016 roster. I'm not opposed to that happening, but think that they should probably wait until day 3 to do so.

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1 hour ago, Sean Blashe said:

Definitely agree with DT/LB being big needs. Running back as well, especially so the team can be prepared if they're unable or unwilling to bring back Lacy after the season ends. Just curious, when do you see them trying to take a receiver? Last season did raise some concerns about how that unit performs without Jordy, but they still have six receivers who (at this time) appear likely to make the 2016 roster. I'm not opposed to that happening, but think that they should probably wait until day 3 to do so.

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No yea for sure wait til day 3. I see cuts being made so they will just need new blood from the draft. I see receiver being taken in the 3rd or 4th round. 

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On 3/31/2016 at 5:20 PM, Jonathan Rodriguez said:

Do they draft a DT now that Raji is out? How do you think Cook will fare in this offense?

Expecting GB to draft a defensive lineman early on if there are no viable linebackers (inside or outside) available. They also need to address OG/OT with the contracts of both Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang expiring next season.

I don't view Jared Cook as anything more than a rotational piece at this point. He provides some depth and a speed threat to a unit that needed some of both. Richard Rodgers is still very much in the mix, especially considering his hands are far superior to Cook's.

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On 3/31/2016 at 4:20 PM, Jonathan Rodriguez said:

Do they draft a DT now that Raji is out? How do you think Cook will fare in this offense?

I expect them to take best available at LB or DE, whomever it is, though I think Reggie Ragland would be the auto-pick if he dropped that far.  As Chris said Cook will be worked in where he fits but I don't expect him to outright take the job from Rodgers.  Rodgers had something like 7 or 8 TD's last year, not to be downplayed.

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Going off what Brenden and Brandon were mentioning, Cook's addition means I don't think Green Bay takes a tight end in this year's draft (barring one of the big ones slipping to the later rounds). I agree that it's a cloudy position, but next year's class is deeper and Cook/Rodgers are capable enough to fill the position adequately in 2016. A healthy receiving corps that could include a rebound from Adams and the emergence of Montgomery should definitely boost the passing game's efficiency. 

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1 hour ago, Sean Blashe said:

Going off what Brenden and Brandon were mentioning, Cook's addition means I don't think Green Bay takes a tight end in this year's draft (barring one of the big ones slipping to the later rounds). I agree that it's a cloudy position, but next year's class is deeper and Cook/Rodgers are capable enough to fill the position adequately in 2016. A healthy receiving corps that could include a rebound from Adams and the emergence of Montgomery should definitely boost the passing game's efficiency. 

Agreed. All in all, the passing game is gonna be deadly next season.

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