So is anyone surprised that Peyton Manning has won the 2013 NFL Offensive Player of the Year award? No? Okay, just making sure. The Denver Broncos QB is taking home the honors for the eighth time in his career and this one might just be more special than the rest.
Denver’s superstar quarterback has broken records this season as the league’s top passer and he finished the 2013 regular season with his best statistical season as a professional — which is extremely hard to do for a 37-year-old who is coming off of major surgery two years ago and who has had one of the best careers of any QB in history.
What does this prove? Well, it proves that Manning is likely not human and that he would be the favorite to win the MVP as well — which was announced shortly after and he did win.
The 37-year-old superstar takes home a record fifth MVP award and it couldn’t come at a better time with him competing for his second Super Bowl victory against the Seattle Seahawks.
If Manning wins the Super Bowl tomorrow, he will cement himself atop the list of the best quarterbacks of all time. People may argue that Tom Brady is the best of all time because of his three Super Bowl rings, but f Peyton has two and has 15,000 more yards, 132 more touchdowns and an overall higher career QB rating, Manning will easily win that debate.
Manning broke two records this season — passing yards in a season and passing TDs in a season — and proved he still has the talent to be at the top of the league. What other 37-year-old QB has done what he has done? No one.
Best QB of all time? Manning. Hands down.
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