Feb. 1, 2014
NEW YORK -- Tennessee icon Peyton Manning was named the 2013 NFL Associated Press Most Valuable Player for a record fifth time on Saturday night at the NFL Honors event at Radio City Music Hall. He was also named the NFL's 2013 Offensive Player of the Year.
Here's the story from the Associated Press and the NFL:
Peyton Manning has won his fifth Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide.
The Denver Broncos' record-setting quarterback, who threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards in leading the Broncos to the AFC's best record, earned 49 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. New England quarterback Tom Brady got the other vote in balloting announced Saturday night.
Manning won his other MVPs with Indianapolis in 2003, '04, '08 and '09. He also was the runner-up last season to Adrian Peterson.
No one else has won more than three NFL MVP awards.
Manning still trails several Hall of Famers for total MVPs in their sports. Wayne Gretzky won nine NHL MVPs, Barry Bonds owns seven in baseball, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won six in the NBA.
Earlier, Manning won his second Offensive Player of the Year award. He won his previous one in 2004, and was a runner-up to Peterson for this award as well last season.
Denver executive John Elway accepted the award on Manning's behalf as the Broncos are preparing to play Seattle on Sunday in the Super Bowl.
Running back LeSean McCoy of Philadelphia was second in the offensive award voting with 10 votes, followed by Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles with four.
Manning was also named the FedEx Air Player of the Year.
Manning, one of the winningest quarterbacks in league history, led the Broncos (13-3) to the No. 1 seed in the AFC. He set the NFL's single-season passing-yard record with 5,477 yards, surpassing Drew Brees' mark of 5,476 yards in 2011, and finished the regular season with 55 touchdown passes, also the most in a season in NFL history.
Manning is the first quarterback since Dan Marino in 1984 to set the record in both passing touchdowns and passing yards in the same season. Manning (64,964) surpassed Marino (61,361) for the second-most career passing yards in NFL history. With 491 touchdown passes and 5,532 completions, Manning now trails only Brett Favre (508 TDs; 6,300 completions; 71,838 yards) in the three major career passing categories. Manning (115.1) was one of seven NFL quarterbacks to have a passer rating of 100.0 or better in 2013.
Manning, who was selected to the 2014 Pro Bowl, was nominated for FedEx Air Player of the Week nine times, winning four.