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Denver Broncos: 5 Reasons Why Peyton Manning Deserved 2013 NFL MVP

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Denver Broncos: 5 Reasons Why Peyton Manning Deserved 2013 NFL MVP

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Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos is the 2013 recipient of the NFL's MVP award. This is the fifth MVP award that Manning has received. He is first player in history to win the MVP award for two different teams. He first won it with his former team, the Indianapolis Colts. Manning is also the all-time record holder for MVP awards. Brett Favre, Johnny Unitas and Jim Brown are the closest to Peyton, and all three have won the award three times.

Manning has been one of the most professional quarterbacks on and off the football field throughout his career. His class can be attributed to growing up in a football family. He is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and older brother to New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Peyton may only have one Super Bowl win in his career, but there is no denying that he is a great quarterback. He may have lost Super Bowl XLVIII by a landslide, but he shouldn't be remembered for that one loss.

This article will take a look into the five reasons why Peyton Manning deserved to win the 2013 MVP award.

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5. Should Have Won Last Year

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Last season, Manning was snubbed in MVP voting as Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings won Peterson received 30 out of 50 votes. Both had MVP seasons and stats to back it up. It is unfortunate that both of them could not have shared the award.

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4. He Is The Best Play-caller In The NFL

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Without a doubt, Manning is the league's best play-calling quarterback. He has an amazing ability to read defenses and to call plays at the line of scrimmage. His play-calling ability gained a lot of fame this season through the call "Omaha!". The NFL has never seen a quarterback with the play-calling ability Peyton has displayed this season, and probably never will.

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3. Outplayed Tom Brady

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For years, Manning and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots have been going head-to-head. This season, Manning beat Brady's single-season record for touchdown passes and touchdown passes in a game. He also beat Brady in the AFC Championship game.

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2. Best Statistical Season In History

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Manning had one of the most impressive statistical seasons that the NFL has ever seen. He set an NFL record by throwing for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards with a completion percentage of 68.3 percent. He averaged 342.3 passing yards a game this season.

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1. Defied Odds

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Manning came back from neck surgery and set statistical records with a new team which he led to the Super Bowl in his second year back. There was a time where fans never thought they would see Peyton play again. Even without a second Super Bowl victory, Manning has had a very successful comeback.