Originally Posted by Double Barrel
Great point, man.
It was one of those NFLN statistics, and we know those things can be framed in a myriad of ways.
I figured it was based on skill positions, with some guys like Marvin Harrison being counted multiple times with numerous pro bowl appearances. Not sure on that part, but that's where my mind went when I saw the stat.
Manning has consistently had better offensive players, but Brady has had better defenses early in his career.
That's the way I took the stat/comment. Manning has never
been without two or three or more pro-bowl caliber guys to throw to going back to his rookie year.
Joe Montana won his first ring throwing to the likes of Freddie Solomon, Dwight Clark, Charlie Young, and Earl Cooper (Go Owls!!). With the exception of Clark (they replay "The Catch" to death), do you remember any of those guys?