A true MVP should have most of these qualities.
1. A leader on and off the field.
2. True competitor, hates to lose any game.
3. Has had a solid statistical season.
4. Is able to put a team on his back and carry them for an entire season.
This was certainly not Manning best statistical season, but none the less still very impressive considering he lost sure fire Hall of Fame wide receiver Marvin Harrison this past off season. The replacements for Harrison were Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie, at the beginning of the season you would have said 'WHO', point is Peyton Manning did more with less this year. Not to mention Anthony Gonzalez being hurt for the entire season from game one, and the worst rushing game in the NFL in my opinion.
Due to all these reasons I think that this MVP award will be more special to Manning than any of the others, or others to come. Many people will say, 'Well he still had Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark', but you notice that Clark had never been to a pro bowl before this year and the double man coverage shifted to Wayne from Harrison. That's where Collie and Garcon step in and Manning makes them shine. This is why it will be the most special of all the other awards in the increasingly cluttered trophy case that Manning has.
Now the question remains will regular season success for Manning and the Colts continue in the playoffs? They will get their first test next week as they welcome the Baltimore Ravens, who stomped on the New England Patriots today, and won't go down without a fight. Should be a great game and Lucas Oil Stadium will be rockin'.
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