That's why I'd rather he win. Brady is just too perfect. I'd rather ugly win. It makes me feel like there is some balance in the universe.
It's perfectly balanced as it is right now. Manning was groomed as a golden child from day one. The son of a QB, the #1 overall pick. Brady was an afterthought. A better QB than Drew Henson yet forced to share time by Michigan. Shunned to a 6th round pick even though he won a lot of games at Michigan including two bowl games. Had to work hard in camp to move up on the depth chart just to be the backup and when he got his chance earned everything he has.
100% correct about Brady, the guy has earned everything he's got.
But let's not pretend that Manning hasn't. He's about the 3rd or 4th best QB ever to play the game. At least right now.
I'm sure Manning works his butt off preparing but that was pretty much his destiny since he was a kid. The situations are a bit different, Manning was never looked at as a "system" QB because he was a 6th round pick.
Manning might have been recruited better because of his Dad, but him being the #1 pick in the first round was 100% due to his innate talents and abilities, which he worked on relentless. "Destiny" had nothing to do with it.
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