Call It: Panthers' midseason MVP

Next week, I’ll roll out my choice for the midseason Most Valuable Player for each NFC South team.

I’ve got my mind made up, unless something really dramatic happens in Sunday’s games. But I won’t reveal my choices yet.

Meantime, let’s hear what you have to say. I’m going to roll out a poll for each NFC South team and let you cast your vote for the MVP.

Let’s start off with the Carolina Panthers. Take a look at the SportsNation poll to the right and cast your vote.

I’ve given you three choices -- Cam Newton, Steve Smith and Jordan Gross. I thought about including defensive end Charles Johnson, but I can’t in good faith include anyone from Carolina’s defense in an MVP conversation right now.

After you vote, feel free to explain your choice in the comments section below.