It is official, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was announced as the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Saturday night as he received 49 of the 50 votes for his fifth MVP award. Manning would also win AP Offensive Player of the Year award as the quarterback helped set multiple records for himself and the team. Manning would have his father Archie Manning accept the award for him alongside his son Marshall.
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With the award, Manning became the first player ever to win MVP awards for two different teams. Manning previously won four MVP awards with the Indianapolis Colts and now one with the Denver Broncos.
During the regular season, Peyton manning set the NFL’s single-season passing record surpassing Drew Brees‘s record of 5,476 passing yards in a season with just one more yard at 5,477. He would also break Tom Brady‘s single-season touchdown record as the quarterback finished with 55 on the season. Here is what Manning said on an auto-recorded video message via USAToday:
“This is a very special award,” Manning said through a recorded video message. “I am extremely honored to have it presented by Joe Montana and Aaron Rodgers. I am humbled by this recognition and grateful to my family, Pat Bowlen, John Elway, John Fox and the entire Denver Bronco organization, and of course, my coaches and my teammates.”
Manning could put the cherry on top of all the achievements he and the team have set this season with a win in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks.