4 hopeful headlines: can A.J. Green win the MVP award?


The 2014 NFL season is exactly six weeks away and we’re ramping up our speculation machine to full throttle here at cover32. If you’re curious to find out what will happen this year and don’t want to go through that whole messy business of waiting to find out, we’ve got you covered.

So dim the lights, turn your fog machine on and gaze into the crystal ball. Yoda said it best – the future is always in motion. Things could go well, and they could break bad. For now let’s take a look at the brighter side: here’s four hopeful headlines for the Cinncinati Bengals 2014 season.

1. A.J. Green wins the MVP award

Here’s the thing. You’ve probably heard that the NFL is a quarterback’s league about a thousand times over the last few seasons. I’m here to tell you that this is not true: it’s a passing league. Yes, quarterbacks are a major part of that, but if you think that quarterbacks always make the receiver and it never goes the other way around then you need to watch a Bears game.

Quarterbacks are getting record pay days and they’re always first in line for the MVP award. And yet the wide receivers who often bail them out on horrible throws never get any love. No wide receiver has ever won the NFL MVP and I think it’s time for that to change.

Despite playing with a mediocre quarterback who misses his targets, A.J. Green hauls in over 1,000 receiving yards a year, scores double digit touchdowns, and routinely makes circus catches look easy. He’s also a sneaky weapon in the running game. If the definition of the MVP is the guy who makes his team win then Green deserves as much consideration as anybody in the league.

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