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Jets' Brandon Marshall compares Peyton Manning to fading Kobe Bryant

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall is rooting for Peyton Manning in the AFC Championship Game, but he doesn't sound confident that Manning can beat longtime rival Tom Brady in the much-anticipated quarterback matchup.

Marshall discussed the iconic quarterbacks as a guest Wednesday night on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

"It kind of reminds me of watching Kobe Bryant, right?" Marshall said of Manning, who has struggled through various physical ailments in what could be his final season. "These last couple of years you've seen the guy really hit a wall. These are legends, living legends, and all of a sudden, they can't do it anymore physically.

"But I am a huge Peyton Manning fan. I am a fan of the redemption story, so hopefully he goes out there and wins and makes it to a Super Bowl."

Colbert asked Marshall which player -- Brady or Manning -- is the better quarterback, pound for pound. Mind you, the mood was light in the interview, so Marshall played along.

"Brady is handsome, he has a supermodel wife, his wife makes more money than him, his hair is awesome ... Brady!" Marshall said.

Marshall appeared on the show in part to promote his Project 375, which supports mental-health awareness.

Marshall's quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, also had a network TV appearance on Wednesday. Fitzpatrick and New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara made a cameo together on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." They did a weird skit that required them to wear wigs. This is what happens when NFL players don't make the playoffs.