"Don't hold it against me, Adrian Peterson, but I have to say Peyton Manning," Rice said prior to Wednesday's practice. "I have to say it. I've never seen a guy come back after an ACL like that. In my history of playing football, I've never seen a guy come back that fast off of an ACL. I know he's a beast, but … you are talking about something about [Manning's] neck. When you hear about neck injuries, you usually hear about someone being done for their career. No matter what it was, the guy had surgery, lost all his strength in his arm, had to gain it back. He had to even get comfortable back there taking a snap. To see him come back and lighting it up the way he is, [Manning gets] my vote in the Comeback Player of the Year [award]."