When Peyton Manning was enjoying, debates raged about whether or not he or Tom Brady was the best quarterback. With Brady nonetheless successful Super Bowls and enjoying at an MVP degree lengthy after Manning’s retirement, nonetheless, Brady has largely received the controversy and the title of biggest of all time.
Not within the thoughts of Bart Scott, nonetheless. Scott, a linebacker who performed towards each Brady and Manning a number of instances, says Manning was the far more tough quarterback to play towards, and he says that each defensive participant within the league who confronted them each would agree.
“I’d much rather go against Tom Brady every day of the week than go against Peyton Manning,” Scott mentioned on ESPN Radio. “I believe that’s how everybody feels.”
Scott says that Manning was such a grasp of the psychological facet of soccer that defensive gamers would lie awake at evening with nervousness about what Manning would possibly do, whereas Brady’s success was extra a operate of the folks round him.
“Tom Brady was more about Bill Belichick, the entire team, the execution, them having a game plan,” Scott mentioned.
Scott confronted Manning 5 instances within the common season and thrice within the playoffs. He confronted Brady 10 instances within the common season and as soon as within the playoffs.