Brandon Marshall thinks Jay Cutler has shot at MVP

Brandon Marshall thinks Jay Cutler has shot at MVP

It's one thing to say your team's quarterback has a chance to win NFL MVP, but to say an opposing team's QB can win isn't exactly common.   

Yet that's what Brandon Marshall declared Tuesday on ESPN First Take

"I'll got out on a limb and say this again," Marshall told Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith. "I truly believe if Alshon Jeffery stays healthy, and then you have Kevin White, if this rookie can come in and catch 55-plus balls, Jay Cutler can be MVP this year. I truly believe that."

Marshall, who is known for bold predictions, has always had a close relationship with the Bears signal caller, but even this came a surprise. 

Avid Cutler critic, Stephen A., didn't buy it. 

"Can I leave?" Smith repeatedly asked after hearing Marshall's audacious statement.

The Jets wide receiver cited work ethic and leadership as reasons why the NFL's top honor could be headed back to Chicago for the first time since Walter Payton won in 1977. 

[SHOP: Gear up, Bears fans!]

This isn't the first time the former Bears wide receiver has forecasted a Cutler MVP. In 2014, as a member of the Bears, Marshall told the NFL Network's Michael Irvin that the team would have an innovative offense that would ultimately score Cutler the award. 

Instead, the 2014 campaign ended with Cutler tied atop the league in interceptions. 

While Marshall is high on the Bears QB, former Bears tight end Martellus Bennett and his brother, Michael, are very low. The veteran players labeled Cutler the worst quarterback in the league during an interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes. 

Cutler is coming off a solid year, but with Adam Gase jumping to take the head coaching position in Miami, he will have to mesh well with new offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. 

Will Marshall's prediction be correct this time? 



Neat Tweets: The reaction from a not-so-neat loss in Miami

Neat Tweets: The reaction from a not-so-neat loss in Miami

The Bears dropped a heartbreaker yesterday, losing in OT to Brock Osweiler and the Dolphins. 

It wasn't a great look for the Bears, who were coming out of the bye and looking to establish themselves as one of the NFC's best. 

BearsTwitter, if you can believe it, wasn't pleased. The game featured a weird mix of existential dread and a humerous understanding that Brocktober is a mystical force that cannot fully be explained. 

Here were the most neat tweets from yesterday's loss: 















Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Outside the top, no clear picture yet

Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Outside the top, no clear picture yet

Last night's 43-40 game between the Patriots and Chiefs said more about the NFL than it did either team playing in it. 

Through the first seven weeks, there are pretty clearly three very good NFL teams: the Rams, the Pats, and the Chiefs. 

After that? Who knows. The Chargers look strong, but have looked strong for years -- and have what to show for it? After a good start, the Jaguars have looked actively terrible. The Steelers are rounding into form and yet still find themselves in third place. All three of the NFC East's contenders are sitting at .500 or barely better. 

How'd your probably-mediocre team do in our Power Rankings this week? 

Wait no longer! You can find out right here.