2 minute warning. Super Bowl on the line. NFL players surveyed want Tom Brady as their QB in the clutch. pic.twitter.com/FCWDyDIwAo— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 29, 2014
With two minutes left and the Super Bowl on the line, who do NFL players want at quarterback?
Forty percent (128) of the 320 players polled in a recent anonymous survey by ESPN.com said they would want three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. Peyton Manning (86), Aaron Rodgers (32), Drew Brees (21), Ben Roethlisberger (20) and Eli Manning (9) rounded out the rest of the top six in the poll.
New England Patriots tight end Michael Hoomanawanui helped explain why so many players believe in Brady:
"Obviously, the fact he's done it time and time before helps out a lot, too. That's pretty much the way he goes out and plays each and every snap.
"But when it comes down to those two-minute situations, he takes it to another level. That's why he's the man."