Wednesday, January 29, 2014
NFLN survey/Super Bowl QB: Jets
By Rich Cimini
Our NFL Nation network of reporters polled 320 players across the league -- 10 from each team -- to produce a confidential survey that covered eight probing questions/hot topics. Next up ...
Question: Two-minute warning and the Super Bowl is on the line. Whom do you want at quarterback?
Answer: Tom Brady, New England Patriots.
Our take: This is very interesting. In the previous categories, Brady was dominated by rival Peyton Manning, but he received a fairly decisive nod from his peers on this particular question. The message is clear: Brady is clutch, Manning isn't. Brady garnered 128 votes (40 percent), with Manning finishing second with 86 votes (26.9 percent). Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning also received votes. In case you're wondering, no, Geno Smith didn't get any votes. Oddly, Matt McGloin received two. Go figure. The Jets went against the grain, casting six votes for Manning, three for Brady and one for Roethlisberger. As it was explained in a previous post, the Jets simply don't like Brady, plain and simple.