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 agree, Manning knows football history and I think he's concerned about his legacy as a player. If he can hoist a few more Lombardi's and perhaps beat NE in the process, not to mention be the only FA QB that has won a SB with two different teams, I think he understands the significance of just such a career. Going out on top is probably a huge thing for Peyton.