With the buzz of Peyton Manning being in town and possibly signing on to be a Denver Bronco, an ongoing argument flared up yet again between my colleague “Headline” and myself. Who is better, and who has had the better career to this point, Peyton Manning or Tom Brady? The proof is in the pudding folks, and it is not close.
Don’t get me wrong, in the next few days, I would love to see the ESPN ticker say “Manning has agreed to terms with the Denver Broncos”……..I want him here. It would be crazy exciting around here, and the stories of what they now do with Tebow would be daily headlines for weeks to come. Although Peyton is one of the all time greats, Brady is a leg up when everything is considered. Here are the facts……
Tom Brady has been to 5 Super Bowls, Peyton Manning has been to 2. In the 10 full seasons Brady has played, he is averaging being in the Super Bowl every other year. Brady has 3 rings, Manning 1. Brady’s all time winning %, including playoffs, is 77…..Manning’s is 66. Brady’s career QB rating is 96.4, Manning’s is 94.9. Tom Brady has the most playoff wins in NFL history, with a 16-6 record. Peyton Manning has a LOSING postseason record, at 9-10. Tom Brady holds the record for fewest games to get 100 wins (131 games). Brady also has the highest TD/Int ratio in NFL history (300/115). Add in the fact that Manning has had a potential future hall of famer to throw to, Marvin Harrison, and a multiple time Pro Bowler in Reggie Wayne, and its obvious Manning has had more talent to work with. Can you name the receivers Brady was throwing to when they won those 3 Super Bowls?…..didn’t think so……guys like Deion Branch, David Givens, and Troy Brown….not exactly superstar talent…….
The bottom line is this…..Peyton Manning is a great QB, a great REGULAR SEASON QB. The numbers are there, and they are very flashy numbers. It makes him one of the top signal callers of all time. But if you want the total package, and you want that championship pedigree, Brady is the obvious choice. With another 5-6 years left in the tank, Tom Brady has plenty of time to get another ring or two. When it’s all said and done, “Tom Terrific” should undoubtedly be the greatest QB the NFL has ever seen.
Denver Sports by J Simp
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