Over the last 7 years, Peyton has taken 3 teams, 3 coaches, 3 lousy defensives and 2 franchises to the SB. If you were to erase his lost year to injury, he'd be 50%! He also took all 6 teams to the playoffs and yet, all we hear is how great Brady is. Over the same time period, Brady has done less, with better teams and for sure better coaching. He hasn't been to the SB in 6 years, he hasn't set any records and his completion and QB rating is less. While Peyton is making history each time he plays (and after having to relearn to throw, no less!), what has Tom done? When he lost a season, the Pats still had a wining year and he is given credit-- the Colts, on the other hand, were abysmal.
Crickets from the media. Words like, choker and overrated are bandied about, while Brady receives praise and a vote as the MVP! Bias, much? When does Tom get the same scrutiny? One SB win in the last decade and none since Spygate. He's given a pass, time and time again. Had Peyton played like Tom did in the AFC Championship game, can you imagine the outcry?! Instead, the media says, well, he did an outstanding job considering the injuries his team had. Did you hear that about Peyton and this team during the SB? Brady played tons worse during the AFC game, than Peyton did during the SB and Brady played against a far inferior defense (sorry guys).
How long do you get credit for the past? 1 coach, 1 franchise and he still doesn't call his own plays and hasn't a ring to show in his 30's. I'm not taking away from the rings he won, way back when, but why do those rings get to erase what he hasn't done over the last decade? Why do they count for more than what Peyton has done in the same span? Why is it ok to judge these guys on 8 games only? And if the same people who spout off against Peyton (AP writers in particular), then why does Peyton have 5 MVP to Tom's two? Where are the stories calling for Tom to hang it up? Where are the stories that he's washed up? That he's not going to another SB?
Where's the parity? Had the Pats went to the SB, they would have gotten just as trounced and the media would have made every excuse, just like they did following the AFC game. When does it stop? Was reading a bunch of old articles and time and again they all said that Manning didn't have any receivers in Denver, so why was he going there?! Constant questions about who was going to throw to? This was repeated over and over until we went on an 11 game winning streak. Except for swapping Stokley for Welker, the same core was in place this year as last and then this year, those same talking heads shrieked about him having a stacked receiving core! So, some how, the same R/TEs we had before Manning got there were terrible, but now somehow he's given an unfair advantage over the other 31 teams?! Like his ability to make everyone better, didn't count.
Sorry this is long winded, but with all the GOAT talk and Brady still getting to rest on the laurels of his 20's ( and during the spying), I'm getting really irritated with the lack of even comparison.