Most people will tell you that the main candidates for the 2015 NFL MVP award are Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer. It's widely assumed at this point that Newton will win, but most prognostications at least nod in Brady and Palmer's direction as being also worthy. Even fringier candidates that get mentioned, like the red-hot Russell Wilson, are quarterbacks, too.
Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak would not cast his vote for any of those players. Instead, he would tap Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who just so happened to torch Denver for 16 catches for 189 yards and two touchdowns last Sunday.
"I know who I'd be voting for right now for MVP," Kubiak said, per the Denver Post. "Watching that kid play -- I mean, he's something else."
It's fairly clear at this point that Brown is one of, if not the single best wide receiver in football. He's leading the league in receiving yards for the second straight year, while he's just two catches behind Julio Jones for the lead in that category for the second straight year as well. This is already his third straight season with at least 110 catches, a feat that has been accomplished by only Brown and Wes Welker in NFL history. With 14 more yards, he'll be the second player with consecutive 1,600-yard seasons (joining Calvin Johnson), and he's one receiving yard in 2013 away from already being the only player in history with three straight seasons of 1,500-plus receiving yards.