Fox: Obstacles as much as statistics make Manning his Most Valuable Player

Published December 24, 2012

| Associated Press

Rarely one to talk publicly about the big picture or much beyond winning the next game, Denver coach John Fox weighed in on the interesting race for Most Valuable Player.

That race could come down to Peyton Manning of the Broncos vs. old rival Tom Brady of the Patriots and Adrian Peterson of the Vikings.

"Obviously, I'm going to be a little biased," Fox said Monday.

His vote, of course, would go to Manning, not so much, Fox says, for the numbers he's put up as for the obstacles the quarterback has overcome — namely, a season off, four neck surgeries and the task of becoming Broncos quarterback after spending his entire career with the Colts.

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