Offensive MVP- Devin Gardner. The season hinges on his decision making and the O-line giving him time. If he's not the MVP, it's going to be a long season
I disagree. Maybe it's semantics, or a different perspective, but the only reason the offense did anything the last five years was because the QB was the best player on the field by far during every offensive series. If Devin has to be the MVP again, it's most likely because he'll be asked to do everything...again. The offense needs to be more diverse, with contributions from all over the field, in which case Gardner is the leader, but not the only guy out there.
I would like to see Funchess step up and take over games with his size. There's not a defender on the schedule who can neutralize him, so he needs to win battles, make space for himself and pull ball down, which in turn will make Gardner's job easier, because he seems to struggle when he feels like his passes need to be perfect.
Best thing for the team is if a lineman is the Offensive MVP this year, but I would settle for Funchess being the guy, or the rotation of RBs being the combined MVP as that means Gardner's load is lessened. Unfortunately, I don't see things working out that way, so...
Offensive MVP: Gardner again
Defensive MVP: Frank Clark. Looking for Frank to wreak havoc in the backfield all season.