The NFL's Most Valuable Player award tends to go to the quarterback of the team with the league's best regular season record, running backs with outstanding statistical seasons and all-around good ambassadors for the game.
Embattled Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler doesn't check off any of those boxes. Hell, he fits none of the criteria whatsoever.
His Bears won't have the best record in football this season, his stats won't win any fantasy football owners their league titles, and his surly demeanor and "blah, whatever" treatment towards the media will likely keep him from being the next Pizza Hut or Papa John's spokesperson.
But 12 weeks into the 2012 NFL season, Jay Cutler has to be in the MVP conversation.
Chicago is 8-3, atop the NFC North standings, and is a few wins away from a division title and a home playoff game. With Cutler in the lineup this season, Chicago is 8-1. Without him, they are 0-2. Point to the opponents in those two losses as points of contention if yo...