A wide receiver has never won the NFL MVP award, and that’s not likely to change come the 2012 season.
However, Calvin Johnson has the potential to put himself in the conversation—and maybe even in contention—for offensive player of the year.
Johnson has the skill set and athleticism to put together the best season by a wide receiver since Randy Moss in 2007. For those who believe in the Madden curse, let's hope that Cam Newton is the player on the cover.
With that being said, here are five reasons why Calvin Johnson will be by far the best wide receiver in the 2012 NFL season.