Tom Brady didn't get the highly-coveted MVP award. Peyton Manning got 49 votes.
Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are the best quarterbacks in the NFL today. Both veterans are fierce rivals, too.
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That became evident last Saturday, when Manning won the 2013 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award at the "NFL Honors" show. Manning is the first NFL player to nab five MVP awards, and is also the first to win MVP awards on two teams.
The 37-year old quarterback won in a landslide, earning 49 votes from a panel of 50 well-selected members.
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots got only one vote. And that vote came from Jim Miller, a former Chicago Bears quarterback who now works at SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Miller's vote caused a controversy. Dan Pompei of SportsonEarth expected the vite to be unanimous. "It wasn't a very difficult vote. In fact, it should be unanimous," he said.
Miller, on the other hand, defended his decisive vote.
Speaking to ESPN, Miller said that he felt Brady did more this year. "In my experiences, in over 17 years of playing the quarterback position, I just feel what Tom Brady did this year was pretty amazing. I thought he carried his team," he told ESPN.