2013: Peyton Manning (BEST)
Why He’s here: This year was the fifth and final time Manning won league MVP honors. It’s also arguably the greatest season a quarterback (or an NFL offense for that matter) has ever had. Manning started off the season by throwing seven touchdown passes against the Ravens, who were the reigning Super Bowl champs at the time. Obviously, that was a tough act to follow, but Manning rarely slowed down after starting the season in such spectacular fashion. Manning and the Broncos set a number of records that season, including being the first NFL team to eclipse 600 points in the regular season. The accolades for that season are almost endless, as it was an utterly amazing display of offensive proficiency.
Team Success: After a 13-3 regular season, things came crashing down for Manning and the Broncos in the Super Bowl. The game started with the ball being snapped over Manning’s head for a safety and snowballed from there. Denver would fall 43-8 in a forgettable night for Manning and the Broncos.
By the Numbers: Completed 450 of 659 passes (68.3%) for 5,477 yards with 55 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.