The idea of a tight end scooping the award may seem far-fetched, but Rob Gronkowksi won't be easy to overlook if he can keep up his current pace.
After breaking pretty much every meaningful record for his position last season, Gronkowski continues to dominate defenses in 2012. He leads all tight ends in yards with 580 and is fourth in yards per catch average with 13.5.
Gronkowski is also tied for the NFL lead in scoring receptions with seven. He scored twice during the New England Patriots' demolition of the St. Louis Rams in London, a game in which he registered season-high tallies for receptions with eight and yards with 146.
The 23-year-old is on a pace to match last season's exploits, and that has to grant him some consideration, at least as a long shot, for MVP honours.