Peyton Manning won his second Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year award tonight, and his record fifth MVP award. It was fitting that John Elway had to accept the award for his quarterback, who is probably going through his final preparations before the biggest football game of the year.
Both awards were deserved as the quarterback obliterated the league record by throwing for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 passing yards while leading the Denver Broncos to a 13-3 record and tomorrow a chance to win the Super Bowl. Little bummed that the weather is so warm in Jersey, but it does play in Manning’s favor so that is a plus for sure.
You cannot get a whole lot better than that for Manning, who once seemed as though he would never play football again. We will now have to see if he can back it up the awards tomorrow, and get both of Archie’s sons Super Bowl rings up to two.
Alright, I’ll stop procrastinating. You want my pick; I can sense it. My heart is with Peyton, but my head is with the Seattle Seahawks. Believe that defense, Richard Sherman, and some timely Russell Wilson play could elevate the underdog to win this one. Hope that I’m wrong though, and will be cheering Manning every time he touches the ball because you never know when we will no longer get to enjoy that anymore.