Everybody knows I have a man crush on Peyton Manning. The four-time MVP is often talked about as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time. And he is. Who can argue with his numbers? But I just can't make the case that he's better than Tom Brady anymore. He just isn't.
Brady has the rings and he should gain ground on Manning with an MVP trophy this year. Brady is actually making a mockery of the competition. Over the last 8 games, Brady has thrown 19 touchdowns without an interception. On the year he's now thrown 29 touchdowns with just 4 interceptions. That's ridiculous.
This week against Chicago in awful conditions, Brady carved up the 8-3 Bears for 369 yards and 2 touchdowns while completing 27 of his 40 passes. The week before he pwned the 9-2 Jets for 326 yards and 4 touchdowns while completing 21 of 29 passes. Those are two good teams with very good defenses that couldn't do anything to stop Brady and the Patriots offense.
The thing that is most impressive about Brady's gaudy statistics is that he doesn't have Randy Moss to throw the ball to anymore. He's not throwing the ball to Andre Johnson or Calvin Johnson or Roddy White. He's throwing the ball to Deion Branch and Wes Welker and Danny Woodhead.
At the end of the season, Brady could very well have his second MVP and his fourth Super Bowl ring. He already holds the single season record for touchdowns with 50 in 2007. And when it's all said and done, he may go down as the GOAT, the greatest of all time.