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Grigson beat Denver Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations byone vote to win the honor.

Here is a look at the vote count:

Ryan Grigson- Indianapolis - 9
John Elway - Denver - 8
John Schnieder - Seattle- 3
Bruce Allen - Washington - 2
Rick Smith- Houston- 2

Grigson was the architect behind the Colts' return to the playoffs thanks in part to number one draft pickAndrew Luck.

Elway is credited with landing free agent Quarterback Peyton Manning and turning over the Broncos roster.

Both teams made the playoffs.

Indianapolis lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wildcard round.

The Broncos lost to the Ravens in the divisional round.