Peyon Manning is 2009 NFL’s Most Valuable Player (AGAIN).

Manning MVP

INDIANAPOLIS - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts unsnaps his helmet during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 28, 2008 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Indianapolis Colts’ star quarterback Peyton Manning became the 1st player in NFL history to win a record 4 Associated Press NFL MVP awards this past Saturday. Manning received an alarming 39.5 out of the total 50 votes. Manning won the award in 2003, 2004, & the prior year (2008). Drew Brees trailed 2nd with a total of 7.5 votes!? Philip Rivers came in 3rd with 2 votes and “THE MAN, MYTH, & LEGEND” Brett Favre actually came in last with 1 vote!? You have to be kidding ME!
I’m actually starting to think that many facets of sports are beginning to lose their integrity!

NOTE: Now I must be very sincere and honest as I’m typing this I must let you readers out there know that I am in NO way shape or form an football aficionado nor in baseball as I have JUST started watching/following both sports at the beginning of this season. With this being said I have always loved both sports respectively, but NEVER followed them which would unfortunately mean that I missed out on all the great years/entire phenomenon of the Madden (game) series : /
Does this take away all credibility from this post? NO. When I start to get into something regardless of whether it be music, art, sports, fashion, etc. I indulge in it at an optimal level which makes me make it look undeniably effortless in how fast I can catch up! because I not only start paying attention and following, I do my respective history on the sport, art, etc. and on all its historical figures who made it what it is today 8 )

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…
NOT to take anything away from Peyton Manning of course, but let’s be realistic here folks. YES this post may be biased because I absolutely love to watch Mr. 40yrs old perform & yes Mr. Favre is my favorite QB, but I also love watching Peyton go nuts with the pigskin. Another case in point is that Drew Brees led his Saints to a 13-0 start. Let’s NOT neglect Mr. Rivers’ Chargers who are a force to be reckoned with! I mean for goodness sakes they started off 0-3 and have NOT lost a game since! The Chargers are on a roll like butter!
So you may be sitting here reading this post saying why did I say that it’s alarming? Well let’s talk numbers then. I mean I was was never too GOOD with numbers or mathematics in general, but one thing I did learn and stuck with me is that numbers NEVER EVER lie. Right? Right. Another factor to remember is that the award itself is the MVP trophy which of course you should know stands for Most Valuable Payer as in the Most Valuable Player to your team. So you can just imagine how appalled I was when I learned of Brett Favre’s last place slot with 1 vote! I mean for goodness sakes he made the Minnesota Vikings immensely better! Him and Adrian Peterson is a tandem that works magic.

But now of course back to my point at hand: numbers.
I have provided here all the facts in the form of numbers and I want you, the reader to make the choice and tell me If I’m blind or terribly misinformed.
More info after the jump below.

P.S. I also think Mr. Chris Johnson should be an honorable mention shoe-in for being MVP to his team, but we all know that:

1. The MVP is always geared to the QB title which is the most imperative position on the team.

Chris Johnson is a running back. Way off even though Johnson has become one of the league’s premier players, and a Pro Bowl starter in each of his two seasons.

2. The Titans didn’t even make the wild card in this season’s postseason so ehh.. why award a GOOD player on a losing team right? Right. Sorry Chris. (Shrugs shoulders…) We still love you though.

I mean for goodness sakes bro your performance this year was darn near superhuman averaging a ridiculous 6.7 ypc and is on pace for 1,920 rushing yards. You’ve caught twenty one balls, too, including a dazzling 69 yarder against the Texans. Jeff Fisher didn’t give him the pigskin enough in the first six game, but since he’s been getting his hands on that ball they’ve been doing way better.

Drew Brees

N-O!?

Drew Brees was one wide receiver’s mistake away from breaking the Hall Of Famer Dan Marino’s record for passing yards in a single season. This also was the first season in a long time the MVP wasn’t also the Offensive Player of the Year, which went to Mr. Drew Brees himself.
For the second time in the past four seasons Drew Brees finished second in voting for the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. I mean let’s be serious people! The man is leading the NFL in passer efficiency rating (109.6), touchdown passes (34) and completion percentage (70.6)!
“Somebody can always come later on and take (a record) from you,” Brees said. “Whereas nobody can ever take a league MVP or Super Bowl ring from you. Once you have that, that’s something you have for life. Hey, would I love to win it at some point? Absolutely. Is it my number one priority? No.”

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I should be your Favreite player!

Now where should I start!? He has definitely reached NFL greatness with 3 MVPs and a Superbowl XXXI ring. He’s battled and defeated addiction, deaths in his family, & his wif’e battle with breast cancer. Brett is a shoe-in 1st ballot Hall of Famer, the comeback player of the year and has just completed arguably his best season in a career filled with pinnacles. All this done with Minnesota & NOT his old hallowed ground: Green Bay, ALL in 1 year/season! This is far from MJ on the Wizards!

Oh and did I mention that his passer rating is 2nd behind Drew Brees’? Or that this fellow is 40yrs. old!? Do you think Peyton Manning will be playing at this level at 40?
(Shrugs shoulders…) Just a question.

NFL Quarterback Statistics
Player Team Comp Att Pct

Att

Yds Avg Yds/G TD Int Rate
1 Drew Brees NO 363 514 70.6 34.3 4,388 8.5 292.5 34 11 109.6
2 Brett Favre MIN 363 531 68.4 33.2 4,202 7.9 262.6 33 7 107.2
3 Philip Rivers SD 317 486 65.2 30.4 4,254 8.8 265.9 28 9 104.4
4 Aaron Rodgers GB 350 541 64.7 33.8 4,434 8.2 277.1 30 7 103.2
5 B.Roethlisberger PIT 337 506 66.6 33.7 4,328 8.6 288.5 26 12 100.5
6 P. Manning IND 393 571 68.8 35.7 4,500 7.9 281.2 33 16 99.9
7 Matt Schaub HOU 396 583 67.9 36.4 4,770 8.2 298.1 29 15 98.6
8 Tony Romo DAL 347 550 63.1 34.4 4,483 8.2 280.2 26 9 97.6
9 Tom Brady NE 371 565 65.7 35.3 4,398 7.8 274.9 28 13 96.2
10 Kurt Warner ARI 339 513 66.1 34.2 3,753 7.3 250.2 26 14 93.2

Statistics

Quarterback (Qualified* | All)
Rk Player Team Pos Comp Att Pct Att/G Yds Avg Yds/G TD Int 1st 1st% Lng 20+ 40+ Sck Rate
1 Drew Brees NO QB 363 514 70.6 34.3 4,388 8.5 292.5 34 11 210 40.9 75T 58 11 20 109.6
2 Brett Favre MIN QB 363 531 68.4 33.2 4,202 7.9 262.6 33 7 211 39.7 63 52 13 34 107.2
3 Philip Rivers SD QB 317 486 65.2 30.4 4,254 8.8 265.9 28 9 208 42.8 81T 64 12 25 104.4
4 Aaron Rodgers GB QB 350 541 64.7 33.8 4,434 8.2 277.1 30 7 197 36.4 83T 55 17 50 103.2
5 Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB 337 506 66.6 33.7 4,328 8.6 288.5 26 12 202 39.9 60T 61 14 50 100.5
6 Peyton Manning IND QB 393 571 68.8 35.7 4,500 7.9 281.2 33 16 237 41.5 80T 59 8 10 99.9
7 Matt Schaub HOU QB 396 583 67.9 36.4 4,770 8.2 298.1 29 15 230 39.5 72T 62 15 25 98.6
8 Tony Romo DAL QB 347 550 63.1 34.4 4,483 8.2 280.2 26 9 203 36.9 80T 61 17 34 97.6
9 Tom Brady NE QB 371 565 65.7 35.3 4,398 7.8 274.9 28 13 214 37.9 81T 43 12 16 96.2
10 Kurt Warner ARI QB 339 513 66.1 34.2 3,753 7.3 250.2 26 14 191 37.2 45 42 3 24 93.2
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  1. February 12th, 2010

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