So did the worst division in the NFL suddenly get better this year? No, in fact they got worse. Peyton's team had a cupcake schedule and lost to the majority of the teams they faced that were playoff bound. The Vikings beat GB, Houston, and 49ers this year, one being a number 2 seed mind you, to get into the playoffs. The Vikings would be a 3 win or less team without AP. We have already seen what the Broncos and Indy are without Peyton Manning. Plus, no Percy Harvin makes Christian Ponder even less of a threat and still Peterson almost breaks Dickerson's record.
Are we going to act like Peyton didn't try to swindle 20+ million from Indy for lying about his neck and not playing last season? When Adrian Peterson got his 100 million dollar contract he stepped up his intensity. He worked hard to come back to his team because he knows they are hot garbage without him and now we are holding it against him because he only missed one game. Peyton has already robbed other more deserving people of the MVP award in the past, especially in 2009 when 40yr old Farve, Brees, and Rodgers were all outperforming him. Hell, even this year Brady, Brees, and Rodgers are still outperforming him. He doesn't need anymore awards. If you take the starting quarterback off the majority of teams in the NFL then they all become garbage. If you take Christian Ponder off the Vikings do they become garbage? No. So AP is Comeback Player of the Year and MVP. Because if AP doesn't get MVP then just change the award to MVQ (Most Valuable Quarterback) and the whole point of Comeback Player of the Year is to you know, come back and play at a high level. He did just that and very swiftly too.
Indy was almost a no win team that barely won two games?
Your second paragraph starts off with your being a complete moron. Your stupidity actually angers me due to it being about my FAVORITE PLAYER, but I'll argue anyways. Peyton Manning put an out clause in his contract for a reason, he knew there was a chance he couldn't play and therefore gave Indy the chance to cut him at the end of the year if it indeed came to that, which it did. That isn't something a player who is swindling a franchse would do.
2009 our team was about to go 16-0 due to Manning. Whether Brees, Rodgers, Brady etc had better stats doesn't matter because Manning was leading our team to wins every week.
@ Brees or Brady outperforming. What is your definition of outperforming? It must be a poor one.
What does comeback player of the year award have to do with your team being garbage? The damage that was done to Manning was a nerve in his arm, do you even understand how much that would impair a quarterback and how much it took him to come back from it all? There is a reason some people thought one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time would fail this season and it's because his injury was very serious in the way it affected his throwing ability.
@ you stating that Manning didn't comeback and play at a high level. An argument can be made for both players and they both deserve the award equally as far as I'm concerned. Yes quarterbacks win the award too often but there is a good reason for that and it's because their team usually relies on them heavily in order for them to win.