As with the end of any NFL season come the many awards that are handed out to deserving players. Earlier this week, Eddie Lacy was voted rookie of the year by the Pro Football Writer’s Association. Today, it was announced that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is receiving the Bart Starr Award.
The award applauds outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community and is voted on by other NFL players.
Rodgers has been active with such causes as Raise Hope for Congo, the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) fund, Young Life and the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Other NFL players considered for the award were Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. Reggie White is the only other Packers player to receive this award.
With leadership being one of the keys to being selected for this honor, this should further put to rest any questions about Rodgers’ leadership role within the Packers organization.——————
Jason Perone is an independent sports blogger writing about the Packers on AllGreenBayPackers.comFollow Jason Perone: