Wednesday on “NFL GameDay Season Preview” former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin said that current Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will take the league’s Most Valuable Player honors in 2013.
That would be fairly impressive considering no wide receiver has ever won an MVP award. Some might say that Dez Bryant isn’t even the best wide receiver in the NFL and a distant second to Detroit Lions‘ Calvin Johnson. Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice did win the Pro Football Writers Association NFL MVP Award in 1987.
As dominant as Johnson was last season, Dez Bryant was equally dominant down the stretch for the Cowboys.
“I’m telling you, man you gotta see this dude now, this dude understands football,” Irvin said with his usual flair. “I gotta say it, I never thought he had the capability of understanding the game the way he understands it.”
Last year he had a breakout season catching 92 passes for 1,382 yards. In the last 8 games of the season he caught 50 passes for 879 yards and 10 touchdowns.
All things considered, if Dez Bryant has a huge year, that probably means Tony Romo has a big year and wins the MVP instead. That’s what usually happens to wide receivers.