It amazes me to see how many casual fans just automatically assume Peyton Manning is the best QB in the world. Why not? I mean, most the numbnut commentators on ESPN say he is, right? And regardless of how unclutch he's proven to be throughout his career aside from one meaningless game vs the Buccs where TB had begun celebrating too early... he still gets all the credit in the world for teams being "scared to give him the ball on the last drive". Who cares if evidence shows that he's typically worse on the last drive of game winning chances? And he's the smartest! Let's not forget that. This guy studies 24/7! Smartest qb in the league, no doubt about it! And if you don't believe that, then ask him to spell his name for you... in cursive. He can do it, he just can't pronounce it correctly. Regardless of how many QBs outperform this guy with less time in the pocket, less weapons on offense... they'll never get the credit. Regardless of how much more babied he is than any other QB (aside from maybe Brady), he still gets all the credit. And even though the NFL has created rules to help this guy... and even though his numbers STILL don't compare to legends before him, people will actually have the nerve to say he's the... *cough*... oh man... the 'best'............. 'ever'. Regardless if his postseason stats are a complete joke vs other 'best ever' candidates... even Dan Marino's, who cares! He's still the best! Why? Because the media says he is. Who cares if Drew Brees beat him in almost every statistic possible this season? With less talent. With less time. With less everything. Who cares? Philip Rivers? Who cares that he did better by the numbers with equal or better talent? We all know Manning was criticized when he was playing with future Hall of Famer Harrison and the other 8 first round picks on offense, so Rivers gets no crutch. Truth is, Peyton Manning hasn't been the best QB in the league for 3 years now... but I wonder how many people actually know it? Disagree. I'm not ESPN. But if I were, I'd repeat this 200 times a day until you believed it- and you would believe it. We know.