1) Peyton Manning
If you genuinely thought that Manning wouldn’t be number one in this list then you need your head checked.
Denver scored like they were playing Madden on rookie mode this season, becoming the highest scoring offense in NFL history. And Manning – at the heart of it all – had the statistically best season of any passer ever.
He threw for a huge 5447 yards, an NFL record, 55 touchdown passes, another record and only 10 interceptions, ending up with a passer rating of 115. How could a guy breaking that many records, and posting such ridiculous figure, not be at the top of this ranking.
Guys like Manning and Brady are a refreshing hark back to the quarterbacks of old. When it didn’t matter if a QB ran a 4.60 or his ability to run the read option was even a for or against.
There’s just something about a QB being able to lead his team downfield at will that will never become boring to a lot of football fans.
Yes this future hall of famer had an incredibly talented team around him, but you still need the guy in there with the brains to read the defense, find the mis-matches and fire the ball right onto the numbers of the receiver.
And that’s exactly what Peyton did.
Peyton Manning is quite comfortably the best Quarterback in not only the playoffs, but in football as a whole.