NFLN survey/respected player: Dolphins

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was voted the NFL's “most respected player,” according to the 300 players surveyed by ESPN.com this season. The results were not surprising. Manning is considered a great ambassador for the NFL.

Manning received several votes in the Miami Dolphins' locker room, despite Miami not playing Denver this season. But many Dolphins have faced Manning over the years and have a lot of respect for him as a player, a competitor and a person.

Manning embodies nearly every trait you want in a franchise quarterback. His combined physical and mental prowess keeps him at the top of his game after 16 years. But Manning's character and work ethic also are admired by his peers, as evident by these survey results.