2. Tom Brady
As I mentioned earlier, thanks to a late-season charge, Mr. Brady now finds himself just behind Manning, after weeks of not even being placed in the top five. Brady’s statistics aren’t very impressive, but what has been impressive, is his late game heroics over the last couple of weeks. He brought back his team from a 24 points deficit against Peyton’s Broncos, and then two weeks later, he managed to score two touchdowns in the final 61 seconds against the Cleveland Browns (not to mention that ridiculous final drive in week six versus New Orleans). Brady has also been working with a team that has been devastated by injuries, along with three rookie receivers. Yet, the Patriots are second in the AFC, and still have a shot at overtaking the Broncos for the top spot. If that doesn’t speak volumes about how good your quarterback is, then I don’t know what does.