by Aaron Wilson
February 01, 02014
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named the NFL Most Valuable Player for the fifth time.
Manning threw 55 touchdowns and passed for 5,477 yards, garnering 49 of 50 votes from media members.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got the lone other vote.
Manning was the runner-up last season to Adrian Peterson.
"I am humbled by this recognition and grateful to my family, [Broncos owner] Pat Bowlen, John Elway, John Fox and the entire Denver Broncos organization, and of course, my coaches and my teammates," Manning said in video speech. He was not on hand as he gets ready for Sunday's Super Bowl against Seattle.
"Now, I sent a couple of guys over there tonight to pick up the trophy on my behalf: my father Archie and my son Marshall. Thank you very much and God bless you."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun