January 27, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; AFC quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos (18, left) shakes hands with NFC quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants (10, right) after the 2013 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. The NFC defeated the AFC 62-35. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
We all know how well Peyton Manning played this last season. We were able to watch it all happen in our own division and it was not fun at all! Manning returned to football after 4 neck surgeries and it didn’t look like he missed a beat. He took the Denver Broncos to the playoffs and even helped them get a first round bye, but eventually they were dismissed by the Baltimore Ravens.
Interesting that Peyton Manning won the award over Adrian Peterson. Peterson returned from a torn ACL and he returned looking like the best running back to ever put on cleats. He was ridiculously good in his return and he came up just short of setting a record for most rushing yards in a season.
Tough call choosing Peyton over Peterson on this vote. I probably would have voted for Peterson. I do hate Peyton though, so consider me biased.