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This was a back and forth pick between Megatron and his quarterback, Matthew Stafford. It was a "What comes first, the chicken or the egg?" argument and in the end, Calvin Johnson clearly comes out on top between the two.
As good as Stafford has been playing this season (much due to the fact he's been able to stay healthy), nobody can doubt what Johnson brings to the table. The ability to consistently beat double coverage gives Stafford a weapon unlike anything we've seen possibly since Jerry Rice played for San Francisco.
Of course, Stafford has been able to lead the Detroit Lions to their best start in a long time, but nobody can doubt Johnson's ability to go up and get the ball whenever it's thrown his way.
The one thing going against him is that there's never been a wide receiver to win the NFL MVP and only Jerry Rice has been awarded any type of MVP award when he won the Pro Football Writers Association MVP Award in 1987.
However, with the rate that Calvin Johnson is performing—3rd in receiving yardage (804) and 1st in TDs (11)—if he finds himself threatening for any of the single season receiving records, he might find himself as the first MVP at his position.