ESPN poll says Peyton Manning is best QB in the NFL. Really?
This is going to be one of probably thousands of posts we write bashing espn. They suck. Plain and simple. A perfect example of how monopolizing an industry leads to a crappy product. Exhibit A: A Sportscenter poll revealed Peyton Manning as the best QB in the NFL. Now it needs to be known that I’m not a Patriots and/or Tom Brady fan. Is he a short haired angel whose children will one day rule the world with iron fists? Yes he is. But im showing no bias whatsoever when I say he is a better QB than Peyton Manning. He has a stronger arm, a neck that can actually look to the left and a normal sized forehead. Also, there are these things called statistics:
Brady (reg. season): 136-39, 334 TD/ 123 INT, 98.6 QBR
Manning (reg.season): 154-70, 436 TD/209 INT, 95.7 QBR
Pretty goddamn similar, besides the fact that Brady has won 76% of his career starts (how is that even possible), but Manning has played 47 more games, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. But then you have the playoff numbers.
Brady: 17-7, 42 TD/22 INT, 3 super bowls
Manning: 9-11, 32 TD/21INT, 1 super bowl
I know you have to factor in intangibles like their surrounding talent and coaching staff, but its really not a comparison. The worst part is I like Peyton Manning. Hes funny, hes a born leader and hes the definition of a first ballot hall of famer, but on planet Earth, he’s not better than Tom Brady. In the words of Bill Simmons, I will now go light myself on fire. – Ryan
P.S. – I may or may not have written this completely out of spite because Manning chose the Broncos over my 49ers.