Finally, football season is nearly upon us. With pre-season games set to kick off this Sunday, players and fans alike are optimistic about how their teams will perform this upcoming season.
In Chicago, the Bears face some serious expectations for success. After signing quarterback Jay Cutler to a 7-year, $126 million extension in the off-season, the QB faces more pressure than anyone on the roster and maybe in the league. While some may be predicting an implosion from the brash passer, Brandon Marshall believes Cutler will exceed all expectations. According to NFL.com, the star receiver is predicting an MVP season from Cutler.
Asked what we’ll see from Jay Cutler, the Pro Bowl wideout told NFL Media’s Michael Irvin on Wednesday that Chicago’s starting quarterback will be named this year’s league 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.”
While an MVP would surprise many, it’s not out of the realm of possibility. The Bears offense put up nearly 270 yards through the air per game last season, and should only get better in its second season under head coach Marc Trestman’s offense. Add to that the expected leap into Pro Bowl contention for second receiver Alshon Jeffery, and Chicago looks to have a potent offensive attack.