Peyton Manning: Broncos QB Is Legitimate MVP Candidate

October 28, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

At the midway point of the season, Peyton Manning has to be under serious consideration for the MVP trophy.
Unfortunately, (or perhaps fortunately) the AP doesn't hand out an MVP award until the end of the season. Even so, Manning is in a great position to contend for the trophy in the latter half of the season.
Of course he'll see competition from the usual suspects. Aaron Rodgers, 2011's winner, has recovered from a rocky start to put his team back in contention. Tom Brady has managed to put up good numbers with receivers in and out of the lineup and could always have a strong second half.
He'll also see some new challengers with Matt Ryan's squad still undefeated, and while the award hasn't gone to a defender since 1986, J.J. Watt is making a pretty strong case thus far.
With so many contenders in the field this season, Manning will be a name in the debate for the duration of the season. Here's a breakdown of why he's established himself as a front-runner for the...

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