Now that the poll is over and the Peyton Manning take was finalized as a good sports take, we provide you with a summary of one of the Top 10 greatest NFL quarterbacks, and his shortfall that keeps him from the top spot:
Peyton Manning – not a big-game producer.
The biggest games are where big-time players need to show up. The biggest games are playoffs. Peyton Manning is 14-13 (52%) in the playoffs. 63% completion, 40 TDs to 25 INTs.
Brady is 27-10 (73%), 62% completion, 71 TDs to 31 INTs
Joe Montana was 16-7 (70%). 45 TDs to 21 INTs.
Jim Kelly was 9-8 (53%), 21 TDs to 28 INTs. Manning is similar to Jim Kelly when it comes to being a Big Game QB.
Aaron Rodgers is 9-7 (56%), 36 TDs to 10 INTs. If anyone has an argument for defense costing him more titles, it’s Rodgers. More so than Manning.
Peyton Manning is 2-2 in Super Bowls, including a 8-43 drubbing when he was with Denver and had an amazing defense at his side. In the four Super Bowls, he has a total of 3 TDs and 5 INTs while throwing for an average of 250 yards.
He is not a Big-Game QB, especially when you compare him to other quarterbacks that are widely considered Big-Game. In no way does my statement qualify as a Scott Terrible Take of the week. Lance selected my statement because he has more Terrible Takes than I do and it bothers him. There is no other reason.
There has been a tremendous amount of debate on the @rubesportsradio Twitter regarding this week's Terrible Take. Have your vote be heard!
@gsnowbone said that every Top 10 NFL rookie should start Day One, with no competition. Just hand the rookies the starting job.
Rube Mike said that Peyton Manning wasn't a big-game quarterback and folded in big spots, as evidenced by his 14-13 (52%) playoff record.
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