Murray was honored as the Offensive Player of the Year.
Although Watt authored perhaps the most dominant, game-wrecking season by a defensive lineman in NFL history, he couldn't overcome the quarterback factor.
Recency bias tells us that Rodgers' 2014 season will be remembered for the postseason calf injury and a gut-wrenching NFC Championship Game, but it's the early-season R-E-L-A-X that paints a more accurate picture. Rodgers put the onus on his own shoulders, turning the season around and igniting a torrid three-month stretch.
From a statistical standpoint, Rodgers fell just shy of Peyton Manning's record-breaking 2013 campaign. If not for a string of Lambeau Field laughers with leads of 30-3, 45-0, 38-3 and 42-0, the Packers wouldn't have taken the air out of the ball for quarters at a time. Rodgers could have flirted with the "magical" marks of 50 touchdowns and 5,000 yards if not for his own dominance.
No other quarterback matches Rodgers' combination of arm talent, improvisational ability and awareness. He's the most valuable asset in football.