Peyton Manning Wins Fifth MVP Award


Jan 29, 2014; Jersey City, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) during a press conference for Super Bowl XLVIII at Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning continued adding to his historic season on Saturday evening, winning his NFL record fifth MVP award.

Manning was named the Associated Press NFL MVP after a season that saw him set a new record for both passing yards in a season (5,477) and touchdowns in a season (55). He also led the Denver Broncos to the most prolific offensive year in NFL history, passing the 2007 New England Patriots for most points in a season.

Manning did all of this at the ripe, not so young age of 37.

Not to mention the former Vol underwent so many neck surgeries, it was unclear if he’d ever play another down in the NFL, after missing the entire 2011 season.

Manning found new life with the Broncos and he will now look to solidify his legacy as the best ever with a win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 48.

There are plenty of folks who think one Super Bowl ring isn’t enough for Manning to be considered the best ever.

I’m not among those who believe that to be true, but for those that do believe it, this might be Manning’s last chance to change their mind.

You never know how many shots you’ll get at the big game. This will be Manning’s third and the way the Bronco’s offense is playing, even Seattle’s top rated defense might not be enough to slow them down.