NFLN survey/respected player: Colts

January, 16, 2014
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Indianapolis Colts fans spent 14 years watching Peyton Manning grow and turn into one of the premier quarterbacks in the league. He led the Colts to the playoffs 11 times and two Super Bowls. His talent is the reason his peers from around the league said he is the one player they would want to start a team with.

Manning was also the top vote-getter when players were asked who is the most respected player in the league as part of the NFL Nation survey.

The Denver Broncos quarterback (86 votes) easily beat out New England’s Tom Brady and Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson (24 votes each) for top honors.

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and receiver Reggie Wayne had two votes each. Linebacker Robert Mathis picked up one vote.

You can expect Luck to continue to move up the ladder as each season passes because everybody inside the Colts' locker room respects him on and off the field.

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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