Peyton Manning Loses MVP, Gains Motivation

By Joe Morrone
Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Hey Denver Broncos’ fans, it’s time to get over the upset loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Yes it was a tough one to take and we may never truly get over it but there is a big reason to move on, Peyton Manning. While there are never any guarantees in the NFL, as long as Manning is the quarterback of the Broncos then they are going to be in the mix every season.

Manning had a good night at the NFL Awards Night, winning the comeback player of the year and the Fed Ex Air Player of the Year. While he finished second to Adrian Peterson in the MVP race, the fact that Manning is in the conversation for these awards should have all fans of the Broncos extremely optimistic going forward.

The Broncos have a quarterback who as long he is playing is going to be in the conversation for all of the big awards. In many ways, fans of the Broncos should be thankful that Manning finished second in the MVP race. He’s going to say all the right things as he always does, but Manning uses everything he can find for motivation. Manning said all of the right things about being released from the Indianapolis Colts, but I promise you that it motivated him this past season.

Manning will be starting up his rehab and off-season program very soon and his second place finish to Peterson will drive him, as well how the season ended. He will stay ten more minutes, he will lift one more weight and he will run one more sprint. If you don’t think that’s true, then you haven’t been following Manning throughout his career.

Manning maybe sitting at the NFL Awards tonight and at the Super Bowl tomorrow but in his mind, he is thinking “Let me get back to work.” Manning’s teammates had better enjoy the next two months because once the offseason workouts begin in April, the quarterback is going to be even more driven if that’s possible.

It’s time to move on Broncos’ fans because your quarterback has and as long as he is the quarterback, the Broncos are contenders.

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