Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler may have the closest relationship of any wide receiver and quarterback duo in the NFL and that support for one another was evident on Wednesday when Marshall made a bold prediction for the Chicago Bears quarterback.
Marshall told NFL Network’s Michael Irvin on Wednesday that Cutler will be with this year’s MVP.
“He’s the first one in the building, last one to leave now, his leadership is through the roof,” Marshall said on Wednesday’s edition of Inside Training Camp Live. “He’s correcting the coaches. This is his offense. This is his organization, he’s running it, and I love it.”
With Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, among others not slowing down any time soon, seeing Cutler win the league’s MVP would be a big upset, but not one that is totally out of bounds.
The second year in the system of Marc Trestman should produce numbers better than the near-270 yards per game the Bears passed for last year and the continued development of third-year receiver, Alshon Jeffery opposite Marshall gives the Bears arguably the top receiver duo in the NFL.
Naturally, the biggest obstacle to Cutler winning an MVP this year or any year for that matter is his health. He has missed 13 games over the past four seasons, including five last year and has only played a full 16-game schedule once as a member of the Bears.
If Cutler can stay healthy and play all 16 games this year and lead the Bears to an NFC North title with 11 or 12 wins, he could make things interesting, but Cutler and Marshall will settle for winning the Super Bowl together rather than the MVP.