The 100 Greatest Athletes of the Complex Decade

10. Peyton Manning

Sport: Football
Bonafides From 2002-2012: 2007 Super Bowl Champion and Super Bowl MVP, 4x NFL MVP, 9x Pro Bowler, 5x All-Pro First Team
Despite the recent injury issues and hoopla about being released by the Colts and signing with Denver, few will reach the pinnacles of success that Peyton Manning has during the Complex Decade. He won four MVPs, he won his Super Bowl, he successfully hosted SNL, and he was the commercial king before that discount double check guy. This man consistently threw for 4,000 yards and 30+ touchdowns, had a 90+ passer rating, and had 10 or more wins every season he played in this decade. Before last season's injury you'd be hard pressed to find a sports figure with Peyton's popularity and likability to go along with consistent success.

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