Manning received 49 of 50 votes for MVP.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning received his fifth MVP award as he prepares for Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.
Having thrown single-season records of 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards in leading the Broncos to the AFC’s best record, he earned 49 of 50 votes from a nationwide panel of media members.
New England Patroits Tom Brady received the other vote, but ultimately it was Manning who took home his fifth award after winning in 2003, ’04, ’08 and ’09.
“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,” he said, as reported by ESPN.
Manning also took home the AP’s Offensive Player of the Year award for the second time, beating LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
The Carolina Panthers were also successful on awards night as coach Ron Rivera won the NFL Coach of the Year award while linebacker Luke Kuechly was voted top defensive player.
Rivera was rewarded after masterminding a turnaround from a 7-9 season to a 12-4 year to win the NFC South title and a first-round playoff bye, however his season was ended in a fiery clash with the San Fracisco 49ers.
Meanwhile, Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy and New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson were the top rookies for 2013, while San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers took the Comeback Player of the Year award.
However, all eyes will now turn to the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday as Manning and the Broncos will look to cap off the season in style with victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.