Wednesday, January 29, 2014
NFLN survey/Super Bowl QB: Colts
By Mike Wells
Two minutes remaining. Need a touchdown to win the Super Bowl.
Who do you want under center leading the game-winning touchdown drive?
Tom Brady. Peyton Manning. Drew Brees. Ben Roethlisberger. What about Eli Manning?
It turns out 40 percent of the 320 players asked picked Brady as part of the NFL Nation survey. Manning, who will be quarterbacking the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Sunday, finished second behind Brady with almost 26.9 percent of the votes. Brady has led the New England Patriots to five Super Bowls, winning three of them. You're in good hands with Brady or Manning in the final two minutes of a game. Plenty of defenses from around the league can vouch for that.
Quarterback Andrew Luck has led the Colts to seven victories when they’ve trailed by double digits in his 35-game NFL career. Next up for him is to lead the Colts to the Super Bowl. The top six vote-getters – Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Roethlisberger and Eli Manning – have all played in Super Bowls.