Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning Deserving of Sportsman of the Year

By Tylor Walden
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Another accomplishment is in the books for Peyton Manning.

The Denver Broncos quarterback was named Sports Illustrated‘s Sportsman of the year for 2013. What is the Sportsman of the Year mean?

Every year the high profiled sports magazine awards a player (or in some cases, a team) who’s performance during the year embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. It can be easily made clear why Manning was awarded with the honor. His sportsmanship knows no bounds. Always praises his teammates and his opponents with the highest level of class. No matter if it is a win or a loss, he always tries to find something to improve on, taking the game as a classroom setting because he is always willing to learn no matter what. He studies hard and works hard both on and off the field.

As far as the achievement, he has accomplished so much this season and throughout his career. For this season, he is on pace to break Tom Brady‘s single season touchdown passes record. His play and leadership has led to an 11-3 mark thus far and a playoff appearance for the Broncos for the third straight season. He has been remarkable and is looking to add one more Super Bowl to his Hall of Fame career. He has been deemed as the best regular season quarterback to play the game and has such a generous heart both on and off the field.

In my opinion, there is no question that Manning deserves this. While the award to most is not too special, it just adds on to the fact that Manning is one of the best to play the game.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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