Much to the dismay of Jon Gruden and every other NFL sportscaster, Brett Favre didn’t win the MVP award this year – Peyton Manning did with an overwhelming 37.5 of 50 possible votes. It’s his fourth.
For the 12th straight season Manning, 33, started all 16 games for the Colts. He has not missed a start since the Colts made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 draft. Manning threw for an even 4,500 yards in 2009 — the second-highest total of his career, behind a mark of 4,557 in 2004 — along with 33 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He finished second to Houston’s Matt Schaub (4,770) for yards passing, and in a second-place tie with Favre for TD passes, one behind Brees.
Manning’s QB rating of 99.9 was good for sixth in the league.–Fanhouse.com
Drew Brees, Brett Favre, and Philip Rivers were all strong candidates, but Rivers’ slow start & Brees’ weak finish ultimately took them out of the running. What took Brett Favre out of the running, you may ask? With him single-handedly being responsible for every yard, field goal, and touchdown the Vikings gained it’s really hard to say. Though Minnesota fans will probably tell you it rhymes with “Rad Hildress”.