|Awarded for||the collegiate American football quarterback adjudged to be the best in the United States|
|Presented by||Sugar Bowl Committee|
|First winner||Matt Leinart|
|Most wins||Deshaun Watson (2)|
|Most recent||Mac Jones, Alabama|
The Manning Award has been presented annually since the 2004 football season to the collegiate American football quarterback as judged by the Sugar Bowl Committee to be the best in the United States. It is the only quarterback award that includes each candidate's postseason-bowl performance in its balloting.
The award is named in honor of former University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) quarterback Archie Manning and his quarterback sons Peyton and Eli. Archie was also the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, and Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). Peyton was a star quarterback at the University of Tennessee as well as with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos of the NFL. Eli was also a star quarterback at Ole Miss and was the quarterback of the NFL's New York Giants. Both Peyton and Eli were All-America selections during their college careers and both led their respective professional teams to 2 Super Bowl championships (Peyton with the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI and with the Broncos in Super Bowl 50, and Eli with the New York Giants in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI). Both won the Super Bowl MVP award, Eli twice. Archie was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
Each of the award winners has gone on to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, except Colt McCoy, who won the award following the 2009 season and was a third-round selection. Deshaun Watson is the only player to win the award twice, for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
|2007||Matt Ryan||Boston College|||
|2009||Colt McCoy||Texas (2)|||
|2011||Robert Griffin III||Baylor|||
|2012||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|||
|2013||Jameis Winston||Florida State|||
|2016||Deshaun Watson (2)||Clemson (2)|||
|2018||Kyler Murray||Oklahoma (2)|||
|2019||Joe Burrow||LSU (2)|||