A lot of people had QB Aaron Rodgers as an MVP candidate entering the 2011 NFL season and through half of one quarter in Green Bay, it's easy to see why. Rodgers has lead the Packers to a 14-0 lead over the New Orleans Saints.
But it's how Rodgers' is doing it that's so impressive: 9-of-10 passes completed, 105 yards and two touchdowns. Packers lead 14-0.
The first game of the season, with everyone watching, and Rodgers is killing it. He was the 2011 Super Bowl MVP so it's not like this is a surprise to anyone but Rodgers is looking like he's earned those early MVP predictions.
In addition to Rodgers, the Packers as a team are looking like they're worthy of the preseason hype. NFL previews across the web were littered with predicting the Packers repeat. SB Nation's first power rankings had Green Bay No. 1.
We'll see how QB Drew Brees responds with the Saints. He's as accomplished as Rodgers and some might even say better than Rodgers. The Packers look great early but it's far from over, especially with Brees.