Aaron Rodgers had a season for the ages, but there is no doubt in my mind that Drew Brees was far more valuable to his team than Rodgers was.
Rodgers may have finished with a higher quarterback rating than Brees, but let's take a look at Green Bay's Week 17 game against the Detroit Lions.
Rodgers sat on the bench while Matt Flynn stepped in and had a game better than any of Rodgers' games in 2011. Flynn threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns and essentially proved that Rodgers isn't all that valuable to Green Bay's success.
Oh, and did I forget to mention that Brees set the NFL record for most passing yards in a season at 5,476? Yep, that's pretty damn impressive—not to mention that Brees had better stats than Rodgers aside from quarterback rating and interceptions.
Brees deserved the MVP far more than Rodgers did.