Hurry! Hurry! Omaha! Peyton Manning calls a play during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning ranked No. 1 on the NFL Network's The Top 100 Players of 2014 countdown.
The NFL cited some impressive stats: 55 touchdowns, 5,477 passing yards, the unprecedented fifth MVP award and his third trip to the Super Bowl.
Manning was ranked No. 2 in 2011 and 2013.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson finished second in the rankings. Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson (last year's No. 1) and LeSean McCoy followed in that order.