Dec 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up before the start of the game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Top 100 Players: Tom Brady Checks In At Three

The ‘NFL Top 100′ countdown has finally come to a conclusion, and quarterback Tom Brady was ranked at number three

There has been a lot of debate surrounding Brady this offseason, and while I still believe he deserves to be ranked at number one, a third place ranking is fine as well. It just proves that his peers still respect his game, in such a way that they still consider him to be one of the best playing the game.

With that said, I do think that the never ending support for Peyton Manning can be a little ridiculous. Isn’t this the same guy that had the best offense in the history of the league, and scored only eight points in the Super Bowl? The last time I checked, wins and championships are what matter in sports, and that is where Brady excels. Not only that, but Brady took a team ravaged by injury all the way to the AFC Championship, and came damn close to knocking off Manning’s Broncos.

Anyway, this list isn’t “official” or anything. It is simply a fun way to keep us entertained during the offseason, which thankfully is almost over. Training camp is nearly here, so Tom Brady can begin silencing his doubters once again.

Former teammate Brian Hoyer said it best:

“He always seems to get it done.”

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  • trinity

    Denver is just better right now, and Peyton is just the best quarterback in the game right now as well. They really didn’t come close to knocking them off at all. I watched that entire game, and the final score did not tell the true story. It was 26-3 through 3 quarters. Peyton was doing whatever he wanted to do, and Tom wasn’t able to do anything at all. Then the pats added some points when it was already over to make the score more respectable. I would place Tom at number 2 since he did take them that far, but Peyton is just killing it right now. I honestly believe that nobody will stop them from a title this year except the defenses of Seattle and San Francisco. those are the only two teams that can stop Peyton.

    • Mattia Rizzo

      As you said Denver was better, the whole offense AROUND Manning was better or way better. Still that group got RAPED by Seattle, where was the Peyton that’s “killing it” that day? A clone took his place??

      • trinity

        Maybe you didn’t read all of my comment. I said Seattle (and San Francisco) are the only ones that can stop him. If you’re a Seattle fan, mad respect. If you’re not a Seattle fan then you sound stupid because the Broncos made it further than your team did. You sound especially stupid if you’re a pats fan, because he beat you to get there. Speaking of, what happened to Tom when he could only muster 3 points throughout the first 3 quarters of that game? A clone took his place?

        • Cyrus Geller

          I’m not trying to disrespect Peyton. The dude is all-time great. But take away those weapons of his, and what do you get? If you put Manning in New England, and Brady in Denver last year, Brady is setting new records, and WINNING that Super Bowl. Meanwhile the Pats may not have even made the playoffs. Peyton is one of the greatest of all time, but he is simply not Brady.

        • Mattia Rizzo

          Thank you for insulting me, I really appreciated that, I will now rephrase my previous comment as it seems it couldn’t make to you. As I wrote Manning had at his disposal a far better group of receivers, a more consistent offensive line and could count on a defense not decimated by injuries. What I am implying saying that is that talking about two great QBs the one having the better supporting cast obviously gets the nod.

          Speaking of the AFC championship game I think you noticed (or should have done that) that Brady didn’t seemed comfortable throwing the whole game because he didn’t really trusted much his receivers, which were for the most part different from the ones he had the previous year. Then came to matter the other differences I’ve written before, and so you have your answer on what happened that day.

          Let’s assume for a moment that Manning is the best QB in the league, then we add to him that receiving group and a mostly healthy offensive line (and a really good one too), can you really explain why they got only 8 points in the whole game? Because that performance wasn’t just bad, was really insulting for all of what they have accomplished during the regular season.

          So, what I am trying to say is that Manning is a really good QB for sure, but you’re not being fair to reality if you don’t count what he can work with compared to what Brady has, because to me the difference is all in that “little” detail. Obviously I can’t say that in his place Brady would have had is fourth ring, because Seattle did really rape the whole Broncos team that day, but for sure he would have played in that game.