December 23, 2013
It came as little surprise that Peyton Manning was named Sports Illustrated's 2013 Sportsman of the Year. Two years after neck surgery cost him an entire season, Manning is on pace for one of the greatest seasons ever by a quarterback. Manning's 47 touchdown passes during the Broncos' 11--3 start puts him four TDs away from breaking Tom Brady's record for most touchdowns thrown in a season, and the Broncos lead the league in total offense (453.4 ypg), passing (333.6 ypg), receiving (344.4 ypg) and points scored (535). Read more in this week's issue of SI.