Legendary players make others around them better. It is the true hallmark of greatness.
Without Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen is just another forward. Come to think of it, Horace Grant would've been pretty mediocre also.
Without Joe Montana, does a no-name receiver from Mississippi Valley State become the greatest receiver of all time, Jerry Rice? Of course not.
It's hard to imagine Mark Duper and Mark Clayton being of much notability without the cannon arm of Dan Marino.
However, perhaps no player has helped the notoriety and careers of as many players as the great Peyton Manning.
The list is long of players who went from good to great, or mediocre to good, under Manning's watch. It isn't difficult to pick five players who have benefited from No. 18's greatness, but it is difficult to pick the five who most profited from being in The Sheriff's huddle.
Here are five players who benefited the most from Peyton Manning's illustrious career in Indianapolis.