Originally Posted by StateOfMind12
Manning was better.
When Brady was out for the season, Patriots were 11-5 with Matt Cassel. When Manning was out for the season, Colts were 2-14, worst record in the NFL.
Enough said. Brady is a system QB, Manning is the system.
All that means is the Colts were not supremely talented. They couldn't handle the loss of their all-time great QB who was replaced by below average and in the case of Painter, terrible quarterbacks.
Patriots on the other hand, could do so. It's telling of the amount of talent up and down the entire roster (coaching and roster) that Brady had to work with, not the player Brady was.
Brady isn't a system QB. Point blank.