It was basically a no-brainer that Peyton Manning was going to win his record-setting fifth Associated Press Most Valuable Player award Saturday evening.
Manning gained 49 of the 50 votes for MVP, with Tom Brady gaining one vote.
In an NFL.com article it said of the vote:
“Although Manning was head and shoulders above the MVP field this season, he failed to join Tom Brady (2010) as the only winner to be voted unanimously. One wrong-headed member of The Associated Press opted to make the process about himself rather than selecting the most-deserving candidate.”
I totally agree with that statement. Anyone who didn’t vote for Manning this season just wanted to make the vote about themselves, and makes me wonder if that person should get a vote anymore.
Honestly, how does someone not vote for Manning when he had 55 touchdown passes (an NFL record) and led the Denver Broncos to the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC? Don’t forget he also broke the passing yardage record for a single season as well.
Manning was most deserving of this award, and now it is time to see if he can put the cherry on top of this “once in a lifetime season” with a Super Bowl victory against the Seattle Seahawks.