Three Underdogs for NFL’s MVP Award
The 2012 NFL season is in full hype mode, as training camp begins soon, and teams are getting prepared for the upcoming season. While last season we had to deal with that painful lockout, this season we'll see teams at full strength, and should have some serious contenders for the Super Bowl. We also should have some interesting potential winners of the one of the biggest awards of all, which is the Most Valuable Player Award. You'll find that there are always those very popular choices that won't have very good odds, but today we are going to look at three players who could potentially be underdogs to take the award.
Remember back two years ago, and you are probably thinking about the best year of Vick's entire career. Last season though, he struggled with some injuries and also had an awful offensive line. If that line can improve, Vick could potentially be looking at an incredible season all around. While he often gets overlooked by some of the other quarterbacks out there, his ability to both pass and run is a special combination. If Vick is able to keep the turnovers down and stay healthy he may be able to make a run at that MVP trophy.
Jay Cutler has struggled with interceptions in the past, but the Chicago Bears' recent addition of wide out Brandon Marshall could potentially be a huge change for Cutler. Some of the best year's of Cutler's career came when he was on the Denver Broncos with Marshall playing wide receiver. These two obviously have a great connection, and if things continue when Marshall first puts on that Bears uniform then it could be trouble for the rest of the NFL's pass defenses. Marshall is a great wide out and Cutler has a cannon of an arm.
Many people are overlooking Demarco Murray because of his late season injury. Before the injury though, Murray was quickly becoming one of the most dominant backs in the NFL, and has the ability to catch the ball out of the back field as well. With the Dallas Cowboys high powered offense, you can bet that Murray will be involved a ton, and his injury has healed 100% as well. While quarterbacks typically take down the MVP award, if there's a running back with an outside shot I'd say that Demarco Murray is a great option for it.
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