I'd like to point out that this is the same Manning who posted a career high 25 interceptions to Brady's 4 last season. The same Manning who has one superbowl ring to Brady's three. And don't give me that, Manning's ring came from a victory over Brady; one victory does not determine overall skill. I'm pretty sure the 14-2 Patriots got handled by the Cleveland Browns last year. Would you say the Browns are better than the Patriots? Only if you're an idiot.
Although Manning was able to put pretty impressive numbers up last season: 4,002 yards and 31 touchdowns, that does not mean he can hold a candle to Tom Brady. Hell, I bet he couldn't even hold Brady's sweat towel if he asked. For Manning to be in Brady's class of elite quarterbacks, I'd suggest that he first becomes the best in his long line of family football players. Does anyone see that happening?
YES!!!! Every player should be confident in their abilities, but every player needs to understand where their level of skill is. That's what makes players better. If Randy Moss said to himself, "I should work harder" instead of "I'm the best" more often, than he may have broken every receiving record and not retired due to lack of interest.
A tip for you Eli, can I call you Eli?...The next time an interviewer asks you about that comment (which should be very soon), say the following: "I don't necessarily believe I'm in that class...yet. But that's the place I want to be, and I will work my ass off to get there." This simple phrase would have garnered respect, humility and you wouldn't have been laughed at by millions of people. Until then however, feel free to throw some more interceptions, you know you want to.
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