Funny enough, the person that replaced him in his first 5 years....I have two issues with that. First, you are leaving off two important stats that were major issues for Jameis.
Peyton: 108 Sacks, 27 Fumbles
Jameis: 169 Sacks, 50 Fumbles
Jameis was consistently one of the worst QBs with negative plays. You can blame the o-line but at some point, you have to be smarter with the football.
Secondly, it was a different time for Peyton's early career. I know it doesn't seem that long ago but things were different then. In the late 90's to have a top 10 QB rating an 85 would do. During Jameis's time, that would put you around the bottom 10 QB ratings. You should be judged among your peers.
Brady: 156 sack, 47 fumbles
So we gotta keep that measure the same right? Amazing was coaching and a competent team can cover right? And to jump on the Peyton thing, Tony Dungy said the said thing (about their numbers being very similar) but Coach Dungy pointed out the key point that always seems to go unnoticed. The Colts were a better TEAM. This is from Manning's coach lips. All everyone saw was "he has Evans and Godwin....weapanz" Discounting the fact that majority of the team was trash. People say that he holds the ball too long..ha, have you ever looked their offense and the WR route tree. They run an offense where the plays take a long time to develop. So that mixed with a crap line will increase QB hits, sacks, and fumbles. I guess advanced stats really don't tell the whole story. Truth is, if he wasn't mobile, that OL would be graded WAY worse than it was. Again, something else stats don't show.
I'd argued that Mahomes while had the crazy 5000/50 season but yet, on the road to the Super Bowl, he put up Alex Smith numbers and on the road to doing the same this year. Mahomes was gifted a dang near complete team in which the QB was NOT weakest link (for those that actually looked at the Chiefs play, their defense was the let down, as well as Andy Reid's time management). He has more highlights than Alex Smith could dream of, but outside of his MVP year, his numbers are eerily similar to Alex Smith (both surface and advanced). He has a highlight play and can sling it, but Andy Reid's offense is always predicated on the short throw. It is a tradition WCO. I say that to say this; you honestly don't know how Mahomes would perform if he was drafted to a team that was inept at coaching and personnel. Probably the same as he did in college.Aaron Rogers Patrick Mahomes good??? You’ve got to be kidding. What have you ever seen from him that gives you that comparison? I get that the backup QB is always a fan favorite because of the unknown, but we’ve seen Winston for years. He is what he is. An average QB that makes bone head decisions. He’s Aaron Brooks 2.0.
I feel like the one QB who should have been seen as the standard was Russell Wilson but that's a different story for a different day but I was take him over Mahomes every day of the week and 10 times on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.