NEW ORLEANS (AP) Adrian Peterson identified as the idea a benefit within disguise.
Strange strategy to express career-threatening major knee surgery .
The Minnesota Vikings' celebrity emerged again superior to ever, just missing Eric Dickerson's longstanding hurrying track record and also shutting out and about the growing season having two from the leading NFL honours from The Associated Press: Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player connected with the actual Year.
As almost an added bonus, he or she whip Peyton Manning regarding together of which Saturday night.
"My employment would've very easily recently been over, the same as that," the particular sensational jogging back again said. "Oh man. The issues I've been through throughout my personal time possesses manufactured my home psychologically tough.
" I'm types of speechless. This is amazing, " he / she reported inside accepting his awards, in addition to several other folks on the "2nd Annual NFL Honors" show on CBS saluting that NFL's greatest players, activities and takes on from that 2012 season. The awards tend to be based on balloting from your nationwide panel regarding 50 media users that repeatedly handle the NFL.
Manning's personal sensational recovery, out of a number of throat surgeries, received your ex Comeback Player honors.
"This damage was as opposed to just about any other," reported a common four-time league MVP. "There truly has been no club or perhaps standard, there was no records that will copy. We were being coming up with a rehab approach as most of us went."
Before resting out and about 2011, Manning experienced for no reason missed a begin around his or her initial 13 periods with Indianapolis. But he was unveiled from the Colts continue winter months as a consequence of their neck of the guitar issues, signed having Denver and guided that Broncos on the AFC's very best record, 13-3.
"Certainly you will have two times aspects involving forthcoming out of injury, not enjoying regarding about year along with becoming a member of a brand new team. That certainly put in a great deal that will my plate, so it was tricky to essentially really know what to expect," Manning said. "I won't be able to tell you the best way grateful as well as fortunate I am. I cannot explain exactly how delighted I here's to always be enjoying this sport regarding footballing all of us enjoy and so much."
Also honored were:
Washington's Robert Griffin I, who seem to beat released your strong plants regarding quarterbacks for the top offensive rookie award.
Houston ending J.J. Watt, which procured Defensive Player from the Year, getting 49 involving 50 votes.
Bruce Arians, the first meanwhile coach to win Coach in the Year after leading Indianapolis with a 9-3 file when mind man Chuck Pagano ended up being staying handled intended for leukemia. Arians grew to become Arizona's brain train last month.
Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly, the particular league's boss within takes up having 164, exactly who received the top end sheltering rookie award.
Peterson made a comeback much better than ever before in the remaining knee surgery , your company intended for 2,097 yards, in search of brief connected with bursting Dickerson's record. He also sparked the actual Vikings' turnaround from 3-13 to help 10-6 as well as a wild-card playoff berth.
He received thirty 1-2 votes to be able to 19 1-2 regarding Manning.
"I played my heart out, each and every ability I had," Peterson said. "The result of this is not just what I wanted, that's being while in the Super Bowl game. But I include a few great pieces of components to retrieve and also (put) inside my porcelain figurine area. So them senses good."
Was that knee injury the actual touchiest factor he'd actually overcome?
"Losing my personal sibling at 7, discovering your ex boyfriend acquire hit by way of a automobile right facing me, that has been the toughest," your dog said. "But so far as injuries, yes."
New England QB Tom Brady was a final winner of MVP as well as Offensive Player in 2010.
"Trying to have a couple or some like Peyton, looking to get for a level," Peterson said connected with his primary MVP award. "But I won't be there to simply accept this since I'll always be receiving with my own coach, the most important award, this company award, the particular Super Bowl."
Dickerson predicted Peterson could get back to 2,000 yards.
"I expect he does have a very possible opportunity to get it done again," Dickerson said, introducing having a laugh, "but do I desire your ex that will break it? No, I complete not."
Wearing your burgundy and gold connect within reverance regarding his / her Redskins, Griffin said his target will be ready with the time opener.
"It's absolutely a advantage to become in place at this time there if you would like to help stand, very first and foremost," said Griffin, who seem to have knee surgical procedures previous month. He added in which next time of year "you'll see a greater Robert Griffin."
Arians moved upward out of offensive sponsor along with assisted Indianapolis help to make the playoffs at 10-6, doing him or her an easy winner inside the balloting.
"It's hard to place into terms the reactions of this over year," they said. "This had been form of that cherry to the top, whipped cream plus almost everything altogether different a person apply to top."
Watt swatted the competition as Denver's Von Miller acquired the only real different vote from the nearly all lopsided balloting skin color awards.
"It pieces the actual club for me," Watt said. He brought about the actual NFL with 20 1-2 sacks and in addition obstructed an striking of sixteen passes. "I need to go forth and also do also better. I want to do a whole lot larger things."