Manning Named NFL MVP And Offensive Player Of The Year
by Allen K
Feb 03, 2014 1:04 PM EST
Of all the awards handed out at the NFL’s Honor Awards show last night, the least surprising recipient is none other than Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning. Manning was awarded both the NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards.
This is Manning’s fifth MVP — which is a league record — and second Offensive Player of the Year awards. He led the Broncos to the best record (13-3) in the AFC and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs with a first-round playoff bye.
He had a season for the ages, breaking numerous records this season. He threw for 5,477 yards, 55 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The Broncos prolific passing attack was nearly unstoppable all season long, scoring an NFL record 606 points.
“He’s been remarkable,” coach John Fox said. “It’s been unprecedented for what he did, even a year ago, to come off from not playing, (a) very unusual injury that he was coming off of. To get to where he finished a season ago and then to start where he left off, to have the kind of season, not just today, but all season long that he’s had, to me is pretty remarkable.”
Manning has the Broncos back in the Super Bowl after he threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game to beat them 26-16, and this will be his third trip to the big game. If he’s able to lead them to a win, he’ll have secured his place as arguably the greatest quarterback to ever play in the NFL.