2013 NFL MVP Announcement Date Is Finally Here!
After a long wait, the 2013 NFL MVP announcement date is finally here. The NFL will distribute season awards to players during the 9 p.m. show on CBS called “NFL Honors”, hosted by Alec Baldwin. The question everyone has debated leading up to the show is, who will win NFL MVP? There are two front-runners for the award, Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson, and people fall clearly on one side or the other.
The NFL MVP announcement date will also award the “NFL Comeback Player of the Year”, (Manning and Peterson lead the race for this award too) so the injuries to both should have no place in the MVP voting. Determining value is not easy to figure out in 2013, both Manning and Peterson were key in every win their team had, making the vote a difficult one. Only one question needs to be answered to make the correct vote. What team would have finished worse without the contribution either player?
Adrian Peterson fell just 9 yards short of the NFL all time single season rushing record (2105), set by Eric Dickerson in 1984, one of the most coveted awards in sports. Even with the 2nd best all time NFL rushing season, Minnesota was never a threat for a deep playoff run. Peterson had a historic 2013 season, but did fall short of the record. Also, records alone don’t make a player the NFL MVP. If it did then we would all know that Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions receiver, would win the MVP after breaking Jerry Rice’s single season receiving record. That won’t happen because there’s little value for a team that finished 4-14. Minnesota was a fringe playoff team with only one weapon, that was Peterson. The Minnesota RB may feel good about his chance in the upcoming 2013 NFL MVP announcement date, but Manning changed the dynamic of the entire Broncos team.
Peyton Manning should see his record-setting 5th trophy after this year’s NFL MVP announcement date. Again, leave injury aside, Manning led the Broncos to 11 straight wins, a division title, and home field for the AFC. Though they lost to the Ravens, as a heavy favorite in the AFC divisional round, Manning improved players around him unlike anyone else in the NFL. Young receivers Erik Decker and Demaryius Thomas started the 2013 NFL season wet behind the ears, and finished it looking like Pro-Bowl starters. With his second to none leadership and work ethic, the Broncos voted Peyton team captain his first season.
Peyton finished with 4,659 yards passing and a quarterback rating of 105.8 for the regular season. Manning also threw for 37 TD’s with a 68.6% completion rate. As I said, team value is the key, so you can toss the individual awards to the side. When the 2013 NFL MVP announcement date comes, Manning is the clear choice to win. It’s one thing to be a great individual player, but a whole other thing to improve players around you. By doing this Manning made the Broncos a strong team in whole, and that is the definition of “value” to a team.
NFL MVP Announcement Date 2013
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Peyton Manning NFL MVP Statistics 2013 Season