For the past 11 years, Peyton Manning has been the starting quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts. In that time, he's accumulated lots of touchdown passes, yards, consecutive starts, and wins.
Tom Brady has been right there next to him collecting Lombardi Trophies for the New England Patriots, and with the addition of Randy Moss, has recently put together an outstanding statistical season of his own.
At the beginning of Bleacher Report time, sports writers were climbing out of the primordial soup debating which of these two was the better quarterback.
It's a practice that has continued, but it's a practice that will soon fall out of favor.
I know it's hard to believe, but Manning and Brady are starting to get old.
Brady will be 32 when the 2009 season starts, Manning, 33. It won't be long before Ed Werder and Sal Paolantonio start asking when these guys are going to retire.
But don't fret, master debaters of Bleacher Report; the NFL's next crop of great quarterbacks is already starting to spring forth, and a new decade of the "Which quarterback?" debate is about to start.
These are the candidates, whose last names, interestingly, all start with R.