You can put Manning above Brady. All good. But it's silly to act like defense carried him to 3 rings. Foolish. GOBB, usually you're smart and knowledgeable in NFL manners. Probably the most knowledgeable that i read on this board. But THAT argument was dumb, especially looking at Brady's history and accomplishments.
I made a point that Manning never played opposite a defense like NE's. Tom wasnt Trent Dilfer at all. Just saying i didnt find his overall postseason success amazing. He has had moments where he was just $$$$. I give him that. But it just reminds me of Troy Aikman. Accurate passer, good pocket poise and will make that $$$ pass/play every now and then. I like Manning because he can disect a defense in its entirety. He can go deep and be accurate with it. How often does Tom throw it long? I didnt mean for it to see like the NE D = Ravens D in 2000 and Tom played Dilfer.
I really dont see an argument for Tom Brady being better than Brett Favre and Ill throw another name out there. Steve Young. Tom has some more convincing for me to put him above those two.