C.J. Anderson gives a heartfelt message to Tom Brady

1. Von Miller Peyton Manning may be the most famous person on the Denver Broncos, but Von Miller is definitely the most popular, and it's well deserved. Coming off what may have been the best performance of his career, Miller has been thrust into the national spotlight, and he loves it. He's funny, he's smart and he's all about the Denver Broncos.  Part of what goes into deciding the Super Bowl MVP is simply how well everybody knows your name. And with the Denver Broncos defense being a main topic of discussion, everybody knows Von Miller's name.  The only reason he's not higher on this list is because Miller's impact can go unnoticed at times. Offenses key on Von more than just about any other pass rusher in the league, and that means he's not always going to put up the stats he put up in the AFC Championship game. Instead, he paves the way for guys like Malik Jackson and Derek Wolfe to clean up on the inside.  Plus, if Wade Phillips really wants to stop Cam Newton from scrambling, he's going to have to get Miller and Ware to maintain containment, as opposed to crashing around the edge.  Nonetheless, even if the stats don't reflect, Von Miller is probably the most important person to a Broncos victory. 

There’s something to being the underdog, and C.J. Anderson understands that very well. As an undrafted free agent out of Cal, Anderson was told by the 32 franchises in the NFL that he wasn’t good enough.

And that fueled him.

Every moment of his career has been an opportunity to prove himself and to prove his doubters wrong, and that’s exactly what he’s done.

But if there’s anybody who understands that feeling better than Anderson, it’s Tom Brady, who’s been using that same fire as fuel for for 15 years. And on Sunday, after Anderson and the Broncos dethroned Brady and the Patriots, the Hall of Fame quarterback gave the young running back some meaningful words.

Anderson responded in kind:

He also sent out this tweet:

Inspiration can come from many different places. For C.J., it comes from within, it comes from the doubters and it comes from those who have done it before him.

Now, C.J., if you can take those words of inspiration and use them as a catalyst towards Super Bowl victory, no one will doubt you again.