Most Respected/Franchise Player: Peyton

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Numbers Never Lie

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Manning's intangibles went a long way in earning votes as a respected player among his peers, but his stats cemented his status as the one around whom to build a franchise. Manning threw 55 touchdowns in the 2013 regular season, breaking Tom Brady's record by five. And he just eclipsed Drew Brees' record for most passing yards in a season with 5,477.