- Bill Williamson, ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter
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No player from the San Francisco 49ers were among the league leaders in the category.
Manning received solid support from the players I polled.
If I had to say which San Francisco player would win these category, I'd say defensive tackle Justin Smith would be the most respected.
The 34-year-old Smith is probably the most respected player in the locker room by his teammates.
In our player survey (10 players from every team were asked) Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is the most respected player in the league.No player from the San Francisco 49ers were among the league leaders in the category.