Peyton Manning's 2013 season was the greatest a quarterback has ever played, ever. It only makes sense he's awarded the NFL's highest individual honor for performances this year.
At the third annual NFL Honors show in New York on Saturday night, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named the 2013 NFL MVP. This marks the fifth time Manning has received the award, breaking his own record.
The only surprise is that Manning's selection wasn't unanimous. The Denver Post reported Saturday that at least one voter selected Tom Brady to win the award. In a week filled with media silliness, that reveal seems the silliest of all.
Breaking records is something Manning did a lot of in 2013. In the regular season, Manning's Broncos set the NFL record for most points scored in a season (606), most touchdowns in a season (76), and the record of most points scored in the second half of games (318).
Peyton's season was just as historic.
Manning set the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a season (55) and most passing yards in a season (5,477) while also helping five different players to score ten or more times in a year, which was another league record.
Manning went 450-of-659 (68.3%) passing on the year while also adding his first rushing touchdown since 2008 in a 51-48 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5 of the season. Manning's ten interceptions also tied for the second-fewest he has thrown in season.
Peyton led the Broncos to a 13-3 regular season before advancing to defeat the San Diego Chargers 24-17 in the AFC Divisional playoffs and knocking off the New England Patriots 26-16 in the AFC Championship game. Now preparing to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, this will mark Manning's third Super Bowl appearance.
Manning also took home of FedEx Air Player of the Year and AP Offensive Player of the Year awards.
Though Manning is staying in New York for the Super Bowl this week, he did not attend the NFL Honors event.
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