NEW YORK — Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been named the NFL’s most valuable player of the year for a record fifth time in his career, according to a release from the Broncos.
Manning’s accolade was announced Saturday evening at the third annual NFL Honors held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
His five MVP awards are two more than any other player in history, said the release.
The quarterback was also named the NFL’s offensive player of the year during Saturday’s awards ceremony — Manning was awarded this achievement once before, in 2004.
Manning is the third Broncos player to receive the award, joining former runner back Terrell Davis, who won it after the 1998 season, and current executive vice president of football operations John Elway, who won it in 1987.
The only individual to earn the award with two different teams, Manning, at 37 and 10 months, is also the oldest player to be named MVP.