If Peyton Manning had just gotten done winning his second Super Bowl trophy, then maybe this would have turned out differently.
But when you're talking about the greatest Colts quarterback to ever take the field, you really only think of one guy, and that's Johnny U.
The guy holds a record that will arguably never be broken, as he somehow managed to throw at least one touchdown pass in 47 straight games.
Try doing anything once, 47 times in a row. Then try doing it over a span of three different seasons, and every time you're doing it, you've got 11 guys trying to prevent it from happening.
It's just one record in the books for Unitas, but it best personifies the type of player he was. He was elite, consistent, and reliable.
More than that, he was one of the greatest leaders at the position that the league has ever seen, as he guided the Baltimore Colts to their first Super Bowl, and two NFL championships prior to the Super Bowl's existence.
He made things happen through the air that no one had ever seen before, and at a time where throwing wasn't always promoted or accepted.
That, and it wasn't necessarily easy to do.
Unitas topped 40,000 yards passing in his career, while also passing for 290 touchdowns.
He was elected to 10 Pro Bowls and was even awarded the NFL MVP on three separate occasions.
Manning may have topped his stats and MVP awards, but he still hasn't found the touch that Unitas had in the big games.
Honorable Mention: Manning