Former Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning was named the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year Saturday night in New Orleans.
Manning received 31.5 votes while Vikings running back Adrian Peterson got 17.5 votes. Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was the only other player to get a vote, he was listed on one ballot.
The award presenters were former Packers teammates Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre. Manning had a humorous comment upon seeing them together on stage, “I feel pretty confident me and Andrew Luck will be up here presenting this award one day together,” which drew laughter from the crowd (including Andrew Luck) in New Orleans.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson brought home the Most Valuable Player award with Manning finishing second.