Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) meets with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) after the 2013 AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Awards: Peyton Takes Home MVP, Brady Receives One Vote


Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) celebrates during the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 NFL awards were given out last night, and in what was a surprise to no one, Peyton Manning was named MVP. Manning had a terrific season, smashing records all over the place, and leading his team to a birth in the Super Bowl. He received 49 out of a possible 50 votes, leaving Tom Brady’s 2010 season as the only unanimous MVP campaign. The other vote was actually give to Brady, and while I agree Manning deserved to win the award, Brady’s season deserved more praise than one simple vote. He took a team ravaged by injury to a 12-4 regular season record, and a birth in the AFC Championship game. If Manning was given this same team, I doubt he would have been able to do what Brady did. But that’s a different argument for a different day. It was a fantastic season from Manning, and he definitely deserved his fifth MVP award.

Here is the full list of award winners:

MVP: Peyton Manning

Coach Of Year: Ron Rivera

Offensive Player Of The Year: Peyton Manning

Defensive Player Of The Year: Luke Kuechly

Offensive Rookie Of The Year: Eddie Lacy

Defensive Rookie Of The Year: Sheldon Richardson

Comeback Player Of The Year: Phillip Rivers

 

 

 

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