- Mike Rodak, ESPN Staff Writer
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In the Buffalo Bills' locker room, there is little question about who is respected. Running back Fred Jackson and defensive tackle Kyle Williams, two of the team's most-tenured players, provide leadership voices and veteran guidance.
But in ESPN's recent survey of 320 NFL players, Bills players drew only two votes: one each to Kyle Williams and defensive tackle Mario Williams.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was the leading vote-getter, with 86 players naming him as most-respected, while New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson were tied for second with 24 votes each.
Coincidentally, all three of those players are on the Bills' schedule next season, as they host the Vikings, travel to Denver, and face AFC East foe New England twice.
One ex-Bill drew some votes in the survey, as 11 players said that recently retired linebacker London Fletcher was the NFL's most-respected player.