Eli vs. Peyton Manning: Who Has Better Tools at the Quarterback Position?
With his second Super Bowl victory, not to mention a second Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning has not only entered the conversation when it comes to who the better Manning quarterback is, but he has eclipsed his older brother in some folks' eyes.
However, it's hard to deny the statistical dominance that Peyton has in many areas. From winning percentage and completion percentage to touchdown percentage and QB rating, Peyton is mostly well ahead of his younger brother.
Of course, Eli is ahead where it matters: with Lombardi Trophies won, where he holds a distinctive 2-1 advantage. Not only that, but in their most recent appearances in the big game, one has played the role of hero, and one has played the role of goat—and not the "greatest of all time" variety either.
Lead NFL writer Josh Zerkle and I break down each quarterback in the areas of strength, accuracy, leadership and decision-making. (I have to admit, Josh threw me a little bit on his decision-making take, but I rolled with it...)
What do you think? I know it's hard to quantify what Peyton brings to the table after a year away from the game, but reports from Broncos OTAs and minicamp sure made it sound like we'll at least be seeing the Peyton we saw in 2010.
If that's the case, who takes the crown for Best Manning Quarterback? Or do Eli's two rings make it a moot point?
Let us know in the comments below.
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