Chicago Bears Training Camp: 6 Potential candidates for camp MVP
Andy Dalton is an obvious choice for Chicago Bears training camp MVP
Obviously, if you play the quarterback position, you have the opportunity to stand out and be considered the MVP of training camp. In this case, Andy Dalton will need to really shine if he wants to earn this honor. Fans will not be the ones giving him this award, but inside beat reporters will be more willing to do so if he proves worthy.
Dalton is coming into a new situation for the second year in a row. This time though, he is the frontrunner to start the season whereas last year he knew he was the backup. We know that Matt Nagy likes his quarterbacks to be aggressive and push the ball downfield. Well, the good news here is that Dalton should do well throwing it further than 10 yards down the field. He has a better deep ball accuracy than Mitch Trubisky.
That said, Dalton is going to be playing in a new offense. Although he has familiarity with offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Growing pains are likely to happen though and this could cause many to look to Justin Fields as the answer (this could happen no matter how well Dalton performs) while throwing Dalton under the bus — even if Fields is also struggling. If Dalton is able to prove this offense can work though, and media and fans see a change in progress, he could be camp MVP.