Super Bowl 48: Peyton Manning warming up before kickoff (GIF)

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) runs onto the field for warms up before Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

While you can make an argument that a majority of the focus for Super Bowl 48 has been put on Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman, you can also argue that their has been equally as much importance put on Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, who is getting set to take the field for his third appearance in a Super Bowl.

If everything goes his way today, Manning will walk out of MetLife Stadium with his second Super Bowl ring, and the talk of him being the greatest of all time will further heat up into next season and beyond.

A win tonight would be the perfect icing on the cake of what has been probably the most dominant season in NFL history by one player. Manning’s record of 55 touchdown passes this season will be a tough one to beat for anyone else that comes after him.

On Saturday night, Manning was announced as the MVP of the league for that performance, the fifth of his illustrious career.

But to some people, a collection of Lombardi trophies is all that matters.

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