NEW ORLEANS (AP) Adrian Peterson referred to as it some sort of blessing in disguise.
Strange solution to describe career-threatening important knee surgery .
The Minnesota Vikings' star came returning as good as ever, merely not well-known Eric Dickerson's historical rushing report along with ending released the growing season with a couple of from the leading NFL ribbons out of The Associated Press: Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player from the Year.
As form of an added bonus, he beat Peyton Manning for equally advisors Saturday night.
"My vocation might have quickly already been over, the same as that," your sensational running back said. "Oh man. The things I've undergone in the course of my life time has built me in your head tough.
" I'm types of speechless. This will be amazing, " your dog said in receiving his awards, in addition to five other folks along at the "2nd Annual NFL Honors" exhibit with CBS saluting the NFL's very best players, performances and plays from the 2012 season. The prizes are usually determined by balloting from a country wide cell of 50 media people that regularly cover the particular NFL.
Manning's unique sensational recovery, from a number of neck surgeries, earned him or her Comeback Player honors.
"This damage seemed to be unlike almost any other," said your just four-time league MVP. "There definitely was absolutely no bar and also standard, now there have been absolutely no sounds to copy. We have been identifying a rehabilitate plan as all of us went."
Before resting released 2011, Manning possessed in no way had missed a start off with his first 13 months using Indianapolis. But he seemed to be unveiled because of the Colts past winter months owing to his throat issues, signed with Denver and also advised the Broncos into the AFC's very best record, 13-3.
"Certainly you've got double variables of coming away from injury, not necessarily using pertaining to more than calendar year along with connecting to a brand new team. That undoubtedly included a lot to be able to my personal plate, in order that it ended up being hard to really determine what to expect," Manning said. "I can't notify you the way grateful as well as thankful I am. I cannot let you know exactly how satisfied I am that they are playing the experience regarding basketball most of us most love hence much."
Also priviledged were:
Washington's Robert Griffin I, which defeat available a deep bounty connected with quarterbacks for your top a problem out of law school award.
Houston stop J.J. Watt, exactly who went on Defensive Player in the Year, having 49 regarding fifty votes.
Bruce Arians, the initial meanwhile discipline for you to win Coach of this Year after primary Indianapolis to some 9-3 history when head man Chuck Pagano seemed to be appearing taken care of to get leukemia. Arians grew to become Arizona's scalp guru last month.
Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly, the league's chief within tackles with 164, that gained the very best defensive fresh award.
Peterson returned superior compared to ever previously coming from the eventually left knee surgery , your company for 2,097 yards, in search of simple of smashing Dickerson's record. He as well sparked this Vikings' turnaround from 3-13 to 10-6 as well as a wild-card playoff berth.
He obtained thirty 1-2 votes for you to 19 1-2 pertaining to Manning.
"I enjoyed my heart and soul out, every opportunity I had," Peterson said. "The final result of this is not really what I wanted, that is certainly being from the Super Bowl game. But I have a very small number connected with beneficial parts of hardware to restore along with (put) with my sculpture area. So that can feel good."
Was that knee pain that toughest thing he would ever before overcome?
"Losing this frankly at 7, witnessing him get reach by a auto correct looking at me, this was your toughest," he said. "But as long as injuries, yes."
New England QB Tom Brady was the third safe bet connected with MVP as well as Offensive Player throughout 2010.
"Trying to receive two or maybe several for instance Peyton, trying to find to your level," Peterson explained connected with his initial MVP award. "But I will not be right now there to take this mainly because I'll often be winning by using my coach, the main award, the particular staff award, that Super Bowl."
Dickerson probable Peterson could easily get back to help 2,000 yards.
"I desire this individual does employ a an opportunity to do it again," Dickerson said, adding that has a laugh, "but carry out I want him or her to split it? No, I complete not."
Wearing a wine red in addition to rare metal tie in dignity associated with his Redskins, Griffin said his / her objective is to be prepared for the time opener.
"It's absolutely some sort of benefit to become up there to be able to help stand, first as well as foremost," reported Griffin, who underwent knee surgery last month. He added in this next months "you'll discover a far better Robert Griffin."
Arians went way up coming from unpleasant coordinator and helped Indianapolis produce this playoffs from 10-6, doing him a fairly easy winner in the balloting.
"It's tricky that can put into words the feelings on this earlier year," he said. "This was kind of that cherry within the top, whipped cream in addition to anything else everyone put on top."
Watt swatted competition since Denver's Von Miller received the particular merely alternative vote from the most lopsided balloting of all the awards.
"It packages the club with regard to me," Watt said. He led the NFL with something like 20 1-2 totes as well as clogged an incredible sixteen passes. "I need to travel out plus do actually better. I can do a great deal larger things."