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.
“I’m telling you, man you gotta see this dude now, this dude understands football,” Irvin said. “I gotta say it, I never thought he had the capability of understanding the game the way he understands it.”
I said it would be pretty remarkable if true considering no wide receiver has ever won. If a wide receiver has a big year, usually the quarterback has a big year and instead wins the MVP. Look at 2007 with Randy Moss and Tom Brady. Dez Bryant understands this.
“Being a quarterback,” Bryant said when asked what it’d take to become MVP.
With that being said, Bryant wants his quarterback to become the MVP.
“Hopefully this year, I believe Tony’s got a good shot at being MVP,” Bryant said.
“I honestly feel like if we everything we’re supposed to do, he’ll get it. Without a doubt,” Bryant said. “He’ll get it. If he gets it, I already know, hey, I was part of it. And that’s just as good to me.”
Bryant does appreciate the support that the former #88 gives the current #88.
“It always means a lot when Michael Irvin is saying something good about you, just because of the history of the number,” Bryant said. “I look at it as a great challenge to try to fill his shoes, Drew [Pearson] and Mike’s. There’s no pressure. I’m just having fun with it.”