Whenever Peyton Manning and Tom Brady get together, there is always a week full of comparisons. Everybody wants to know who is better, and in doing so, they will ask just about every player that has played with either of them. Lucky for us, this week presents the media with an opportunity to ask someone who has played with both of them, throughout his career. Wide receiver Wes Welker played six seasons with Brady in Foxboro, and he just completed his first year with Manning, out in Denver.
Welker obviously doesn’t want to give his former quarterback any bulletin board material heading into this game, so he played it safe, comparing the two quarterbacks to Picasso, and Michelangelo. This shows that despite leaving his buddy Tom, Welker still has an immense amount of respect for number 12, but at the same time, he didn’t slight his current quarterback either.
At the end of the day, both quarterbacks will go down as two of the greatest to ever do it, and while Brady probably will end up with the edge (all about the rings), I don’t think that anybody will regard Manning as anything less than a legend. We get caught up in this debate so often, that I think we forget to appreciate how lucky we are to watch them face off year in, and year out. This will be the 15th time they have met, and regardless of the outcome, we have to sit back, and just marvel at the greatness that will be out on the field this Sunday.