Chicago Bears 2015 Team MVP Awards


Brendan Walker
Pro Football Spot writers and analysts took matters into their own hands and voted on which players were the MVPs on both the offense and defensive sides for the 2015 football season. | Photo Credit: (Photo Credit: USAToday.com)

Offensive Player of the Year: Jay Cutler

Position: Quarterback

Passing Yards: 3,659

Completion Percentage: 64.4% (311/483)

Touchdowns: 21

Interceptions: 11

Passer Rating: 92.3

 

“Jay Cutler was without a doubt the best player on the Bears this season and it was completely obvious when Cutler was absent from the lineup. Without Cutler in the lineup, the Bears’ offense was stagnant. Against the Seattle Seahawks, backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen could never get the Bears in the opposing field position and it led to a shutout. Coach Fox may say the system failed but it didn’t. Without Cutler, the Bears are literally zero. After last season, many threw Cutler under the bus as the team finished 5-11 for the first time in years. With a new and improved system and coaching staff, Cutler took his game to a level no Bears’ fan ever expected to see: a Jay Cutler who doesn’t turn the ball over. Cutler finished the season with 11 interceptions, the second lowest of his career and a career-high passer rating of 92.3. And that was with an offense filled with injuries and players who have never played at the NFL level before. Cutler changed his style of play from a risk-taking gunslinger to a field general. Cutler made the decisions that a quarterback is supposed to make. While Cutler did not have a perfect season by any means, he did perform at a level that hasn’t been seen in a Bears uniform and he’s only improving. Cutler is finally realizing his potential and playing like the leader the Bears acquired in 2009.”

 

Defensive Player of the Year: Pernell McPhee

Position: Linebacker

Solo Tackles: 42

Assisted Tackles: 11

Sacks: 6

Forced Fumbles: 1

Interceptions: 1

Passes Defended: 3

Blocked Kicks: 1

 

“Linebacker Pernell McPhee was the Bears biggest free agent splash in the 2015 offseason and it certainly worked well for the Bears’ defense. McPhee played in 14 games for the Bears in 2015 finishing with 42 tackles, six sacks, a forced fumble and the first interception of his career. The addition of McPhee to the Bears lineup was huge because it transformed the Bears into a much better defense because opposing teams had to scheme to stop McPhee. He’s a high motor player both on the field and in the locker room and is doing his part to put the monsters back in the Midway. He should be a great player and leader for this defense for many years to come.”

                                                                                                                                                                                             ---Mark Skol (@markskoljr)

 

The Chicago Bears finished the regular season with a 6-10 record and will have the 11th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Brendan Walker is an NFL Analyst for Pro Football Spot. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @b_dog_walker





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Pernell McPhee had a very good season with the Bears and he should help make their defense stronger next season. He is not afraid to make the play and came up with some big ones during the last season.

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I applaud the Chicago Bears efforts on the defensive side of the ball during the initial stages of the free agency period, but I truly believe the best way for the Bears to make their presence felt in the NFC North is to get rid of Jay Cutler.  He is not the answer and never has been, period.  It doesn't matter that he won MVP for the Bears, when will he win MVP of the NFL or win a Super Bowl?

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Rob, I hear ya on Cutler. He is an enigma. Hard to figure out.  Probably not going to lead them deep. But last season, he wasn't bad as compared to other years. He can win you some games--The Bears future rests in another QB.

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On 3/14/2016 at 6:22 AM, Rob Luke Jr. said:

I applaud the Chicago Bears efforts on the defensive side of the ball during the initial stages of the free agency period, but I truly believe the best way for the Bears to make their presence felt in the NFC North is to get rid of Jay Cutler.  He is not the answer and never has been, period.  It doesn't matter that he won MVP for the Bears, when will he win MVP of the NFL or win a Super Bowl?

If Jay Cutler was the OMVP, then what does that say about the Bears offense? I think losing Forte was awful and hopefully Langford can pick up the slack. They keep Alshon Jeffrey, but he had a lot of injury time off. If they can get some consistency, the offense can be great in a division where it seems like defense was better than offense for each team.

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Brendan, 

I agree but I am just not satisfied with Jay Cutler.  To me, he is a poor man's Tony Romo who has so many great expectations placed on him, but he will never live up to them.  We will see how this unfolds for the Bears especially after trading Martellus Bennett to the New England Patriots.

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Brendan, 

I agree but I am just not satisfied with Jay Cutler.  To me, he is a poor man's Tony Romo who has so many great expectations placed on him, but he will never live up to them.  We will see how this unfolds for the Bears especially after trading Martellus Bennett to the New England Patriots.

Who would you like at that QB position from who is available and/ or draft?

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I would prefer AJ McCarron over Jay Cutler, just for change of scenery purposes. If they could swing it Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots, or Jake Bortles if Jacksonville would be willing to entertain.  I am sticking with current NFL QB's and I think that even Josh McCown as he has shown a propensity to win with less talent.

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32 minutes ago, Rob Luke Jr. said:

I would prefer AJ McCarron over Jay Cutler, just for change of scenery purposes. If they could swing it Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots, or Jake Bortles if Jacksonville would be willing to entertain.  I am sticking with current NFL QB's and I think that even Josh McCown as he has shown a propensity to win with less talent.

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Jake Bortles you say??? @Jake Arthur you have a new job!!!

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