I just read this article on another site that said 37 percent of respondents had said that Peyton Manning deserved to be the MVP of the NFL for the 2011 season. Being a fan of the guy, I felt like it was my duty to respond; you know, give my two cents worth.
Those people could not be more wrong.
But look at the Colts this year. It's obvious that no one player means more to his team than he does.
That could not be more true. Peyton Manning is incredibly valuable to the Colts. Two seasons ago they were in the Super Bowl with him; last season in the playoffs. This season the only thing different is the quarterback--and now the Colts are at the bottom of the NFL's proverbial barrel.
All because they don't have Peyton Manning.
For one team to all so far because they lost one player; that should make him pretty valuable right? MVP material?
That statement is only partially true. Peyton Manning is MVP material. The guy has won the award four times. However, he is not so good that he deserves it even when he doesn't even play.
Let's be real here folks. He's great, but he's not that great. MVP for the Indianapolis Colts organization, but not the league.