It feels almost odd thinking back to when Peyton Manning was a young, inexperienced, and questionably-talented quarterback.
However, when we look back at his feud with then-teammate Mike Vanderjagt, memories come flooding in.
For the most part, this feud is a little underrated. But given how much Peyton has developed and showed us all why he is the No. 1 guy in the quarterback department, the feud now becomes a little more important.
So what really happened? Well, following the Colts 2002 playoff exit, kicker Mike Vanderjagt felt it necessary to tell the world that Peyton Manning didn't have the skill to become an elite quarterback.
Boy was he wrong. He also had this to say following that statement.
"All week before the Jets game I'm like, '(No.) 18, we're going to handle it, me and you we're going to win this game.' And he's like, 'Yeah, yeah, OK.' "And I'm like, 'Peyton, show some enthusiasm, you're the quarterback and we need to win this game.' I just don't see it from him."
Maybe it's just me, but Mike Vanderjagt now looks pretty stupid, wouldn't you agree?
Manning then got the last laugh by famously reminding Vanderjagt of his place during a sideline interview with Lynn Swann during the Pro Bowl:
"Here we are, I'm out at my third Pro Bowl, I'm about to go in and throw a touchdown to Jerry Rice, we're honoring the Hall of Fame, and we're talking about our idiot kicker who got liquored up and ran his mouth off."