A pair of Tennessee stars captured major NFL Honors on Saturday night at the league’s annual event. Peyton Manning was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year and Jason Witten was honored as the NFL Man of the Year.
Manning also finished second in the NFL voting for MVP. It is the seventh time he finished in the top two in the voting for MVP as he won the award in 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2009. He also finished second in 1999 and 2005 in addition to this season.
A year ago, Peyton Manning didn’t know if he would ever play again. Now he’s the 2012 Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
The Denver Broncos quarterback won the award Saturday night at “NFL Honors,” edging Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Manning sat out the entire 2011 season with neck problems that took four different surgeries to correct and led to the end of his 14-season run with the Indianapolis Colts. He signed with the Broncos in March and put together one of the best statistical seasons of his NFL career.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.