Originally Posted by enjolras
That's what is at stake for Peyton Manning in the next 3-4 seasons tho. Brady (and Pats fans) own the scoreboard. Seriously, they've won 5 AFC championships and 3 superbowls in the last 11 years. Manning can only claim two Championships and 1 superbowl win.
Right now Brady has a real claim to being the "best" QB of his generation. He certainly plays the most important position on the best team of his generation. This season (and whatever comes after) are immensely important for Peyton's legacy.
I'm not convinced that Brady could play on any other team and have a great deal of success, or be able to be a key element in turning a team around like Peyton has. How many other "top tier" QBs could have Matt Cassell take the entire season over for them with the results that the Patriots had?