SI Writers: 2011 Sportsman Nominees

Aaron Rodgers
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Aaron Rodgers

By Tim Layden

"For more than a year, he has been the best player at (by far) the most important position in American professional sports and led a storied franchise to its most recent championship. For these reasons alone, Rodgers belongs in the Sportsman of the Year discussion. He deserves to win it because he's even better at something else: Waiting."

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