Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos (18, left) shakes hands with NFC quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants (10, right) after the 2013 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. The NFC defeated the AFC 62-35. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
The offseason pot continues to be stirred.
Former Giants’ running back Tiki Barber created some waves when he said that Eli Manning was a better quarterback than Peyton.
The expectation was that he was never going to be Peyton. I remember having these conversations with people who watched Eli in college, saying, ‘He’s good, but he’s never going to be Peyton, he’s not Peyton.’ Guess what? I think he’s better than Peyton,” Barber said. “Because of clutch. What matters in sports? It’s winning and losing. You get to the stage and what do you do? Eli’s gotten there and he’s won.” – Tiki Barber (via CBS Sports)
Eli may have one more Super Bowl ring than Peyton, but Peyton has only missed the playoffs twice in his long career. The Giants have missed the playoffs three of the last four years.
Some questions will be answered Sunday, September 15 when during the Manning Bowl Broncos v. Giants game. I’ve got my money on Peyton.
Kim Constantinesco is Predominantly Orange’s senior editor. She is a credentialed writer who has covered the Broncos for seven seasons. Kim’s work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, and the New York Times. She is a long time Broncos fan and currently resides in Denver, Colorado.