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Peyton Manning...is he the best quarterback ever??????

  1. historybuff1 profile image60
    historybuff1posted 7 years ago

    I've been watching and playing American Football for most of my life and have seen many a quarterback play the game.  I can honestly say that Peyton Manning is the best I've ever seen...bar none!  And I'm not even a Colts fan...unfortunately I'm a Redskin fan believe it or not we do still exist.

  2. MikeNV profile image81
    MikeNVposted 7 years ago

    This has been asked already many times.

    There have been many great quarter backs.  There will never be a best as each generation has their own to worship.

    It's just a game.

  3. Mike Rogers profile image58
    Mike Rogersposted 7 years ago

    Yes.

  4. Cagsil profile image58
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    The sad question has been asked multiple times, and my same words will again come forth.

    NO! He is the not the best ever to play the game. He still has a ways to go, to obtain that title.

    1. historybuff1 profile image60
      historybuff1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cagsil,

      I'm curious how you rate them?  I look more at how he plays the game and the result of it as opposed to stats.  There are many players with great stats that you can make this assertion .

  5. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    The problem is, each of the greats: Unitas, Starr, Baugh, Montana, Favre etc. Played in different eras with very different rules.  NFL rules are now highly skewed to favor the offenses in order to generate fan interest.

    Nevertheless, Manning is the greatest of all time simply because I say he is.

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      A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And you are simply wrong!

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you.  Once again I am comforted by the fact that you disagree with me.

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          A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          someone has to correct your continual errors.

      2. wavegirl22 profile image43
        wavegirl22posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Have got to agree with A Texan here.  .Manning is good  . .you can even say great but he aint the Best of all time

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          But I said he is.  Why are you not understanding this concept?  If I say it, it is so.

          P.S.  I agreed with Tex a couple weeks ago on something.  I'm still having nightmares.

          1. Cagsil profile image58
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Hey Ron, Peyton is a legend in your mind and his own. smile At least there is two on one side. lol lol lol

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
              Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              You are dead wrong. mad

              I know for a fact that his mom feels that way too.

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            A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I told you about football players from Texas! Brees is an Austin boy, hell Ron, his uncle was a pretty good quarterback for Texas. Manning's from Nawlens, and that ain't Texas!

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
              Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Brees may be from Texas, but he learned to play football in Indiana.

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                A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Really? He won a a class 5A State Championship in Texas, I doubt that Purdue University could do that even if they were allowed to play! Indiana, sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh

                1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
                  Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  A high school championship?  That's about as impressive as claiming to be the smartest guy at the TeaBaggers convention.

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                    A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    You don't know much about football!

  6. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    montana is the best all around qb becasue he could do it all, peyton is the best at reading defenses. Peyton is a top 3 alltime its individualised by who you think is all time best. As long as well all agree top 6 are montana unitas,peyton,favre,elway, bradshaw it doesnt matter what order there in.

    1. Mike Rogers profile image58
      Mike Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Favre?

      IMO, not in the Top 20 of all-time let alone Top 5.

      1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image85
        EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Brett Favre is barely in the top 5 of current quarterbacks. In fact, by the time he finally does retire (permanently), Aaron Rodgers will probably knock him out of it.

    2. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image85
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We won't be doing that.

  7. wavegirl22 profile image43
    wavegirl22posted 7 years ago

    guess the saints answered this one tonite

  8. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    Rodgers top 5 all time wtf, hes good but not that good! you must be a packer fan, i will says he's top 5 now!

    1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image85
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't say all time, I said current QB's. And you don't have to be a Packers fan to realize that they made the right decision two years ago.

  9. Greg Cremia profile image60
    Greg Cremiaposted 7 years ago

    He couldn't pull it off yesterday so i guess he is not the best ever.

  10. Dale Mazurek profile image72
    Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

    As a Canadian who really doesnt watch NFL football that much I watched 2 absolutely great quarterbacks play last night.

    Not sure what others will say but it was a tremndous game in my books.

    Manning and Brees were a treat to watch.  They are only human but yesterday they were something else.

    Many will say Manning lost the game by throwing the interception but I think the Saints won the game with the onside kick.

    Kudos goes to you Americans because after last nights game I will be watching more NFL football from now on.

    Cheers

    Dale

  11. yenajeon profile image82
    yenajeonposted 7 years ago

    He's obviously not anymore... since he couldn't *best* the Saints!!

  12. jobister profile image61
    jobisterposted 7 years ago

    Can I state he is the best of this generation of football players? How about that? Do you think that is fair?

  13. I am DB Cooper profile image60
    I am DB Cooperposted 7 years ago

    He probably is. Look at what the Colts were before Peyton. Look at how the Colts play now when Peyton isn't leading the offense. I think Peyton makes everyone around him look better than they are, and not vice versa. The major exception is Jeff Saturday, who I consider one of the best centers of all time, with or without Peyton Manning.

  14. Sab Oh profile image55
    Sab Ohposted 7 years ago

    He made it a lot harder to make that case with the way the Super Bowl ended.

  15. freddykrueger profile image56
    freddykruegerposted 7 years ago

    Im sorry, but how you think he the best when he only got one super bowl ring. There's terry bradshaw and joe montana that have 4 rings then you got tom brady and troy aikman that have 3. I know that he's good and will be one the greatest now and when he decides to step away from the game.

    1. Sab Oh profile image55
      Sab Ohposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe they meant best at oreo licking

  16. wavegirl22 profile image43
    wavegirl22posted 7 years ago

    ok for one there is Bart Starr - The only quarterback in history who has a ring for every one of his fingers on his throwing hand

    and yes then we must go back to Texas. . .and Roger Staubach who took a team that lost 5 playoff games in 5 straight seasons. In his first year at the helm he turned the Cowboys into a championship team and it was then that Dallas became. . .  “America’s Team” .

    Peyton has one superbowl ring. . .and it took him 8 seasons to get it.

  17. dohn121 profile image84
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    Great point, Shari. Let me also include Johnny Unitas:

        * Super Bowl Champion (V) (1970)
        * 2x NFL World Champion (1958, 1959)
        * NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
        * NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
        * 10× Pro Bowl selection (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967)
        * 6× First-team All-Pro selection (1957, 1958, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1967)
        * 1× Second-team All-Pro (1963)
        * 1× Second-team All-Conference (1970)
        * 3× AP NFL MVP (1959, 1964, 1967)
        * 3× UPI NFL MVP (1959, 1964, 1967)
        * 2× NEA NFL MVP (1957, 1967)
        * 3× Pro Bowl MVP (1959, 1960, 1963)
        * 3× Bert Bell Award (1959, 1964, 1967)
        * 1970 NFL Man of the Year Award
        * Colts #19 retired

    Sorry.  I didn't feel like writing all of this out lol

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    You stuck your finger up your ass and pulled this gem out


    "All right, let's just throw this out there, shall we?...Texas fans are a little biased when it comes to........TEXAS. Why don't y'all just annex yourselves and become your own damn country for crying out loud? If this happens, we may even prevent another "Bush-type" from entering the oval office! OOoooooooo.. Maybe..."


    Why wouldn't I be a fan of Texas? Its obvious you are quite jealous of the fact that you are not a Texan, and just so you know, George W Bush was born in Connecticut and educated at the best schools the N. East has to offer! So sorry about your luck, but no need to continue whining.

  19. drej2522 profile image83
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    haha...true true, 'A Texan'...I do whine, I'll admit to that...but don't try to pawn Bush as a Northeast brat because of where he was born or where he went to school (btw, he did go to public school in Houston for a couple of years). He was governor of Texas and owned the freakin Rangers (great team there, btw!). And, he currently lives in Texas!..face it, man, he's Texan...he's all yours! We don't want him! big_smile

  20. gmann46 profile image60
    gmann46posted 7 years ago

    In my opinion he has been the most consistent over the last number of years. If I owned the team I would definitely want him or Tom Brady to build a team around.

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    douglas_9465posted 7 years ago

    Well, albeit this is a matter of opinion, there are many facts leading to my conclusion that Peyton IS "ONE" of the best QB's of all time. I couldn't state conlusively that he is the best however, because he didn't win the last super bowl. IF he would have won by a landslide I'd have more evidence, but as of right now he is only on my LIST of great QB's along with Brett Favre, John Elway, Joe Namath, and so forth. I can't right now honestly say that he is above any of those QB's, but he is right along side them as of right now, come a few years down the road, however, I may be singing a different tune.

  22. Ann Nonymous profile image60
    Ann Nonymousposted 7 years ago

    I think I used to think so until I heard him utter words like, "I treally thought we were the better team. I thought we were going to win..." (paraphrased!)at an interview after he and his team lost....
    After that I thought good for the Saints for winning. They deserve the honor!

  23. rambrose57 profile image58
    rambrose57posted 7 years ago

    He's not even the best quarterback right NOW.  He has great skills but comes up short in some big games.  I would still say Tom Brady is the best right now.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Then why can't Brady beat Manning (either one)?  It's been a while.

      1. rambrose57 profile image58
        rambrose57posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Brady didn't play in 2008 due to injury.  He beat Peyton in 2007.  Besides, I measure greatness by winning the BIG ONE.   Brady has won more big games.

  24. cabinetkings profile image60
    cabinetkingsposted 7 years ago

    Peyton Manning has some of the most impressive statistics for any NFL quarterback but as far as labeling him the best quarterback ever, that is ridiculous. He has choked many times throughout the playoffs and is constantly surrounded by amazing offensive talent. Amazingly talented / awesome numbers? Yes. Best ever? Hardly.

 
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