Tom Brady and Peyton Manning may have been bitter rivals on the gridiron, but off of it, they’re just a couple of buddies taking selfies.
Manning, drafted in 1998 by the Indianapolis Colts, and Brady, drafted in 2000 by the New England Patriots, have been constantly compared and often found themselves fighting it out on the biggest of stages. From 2001 to 2015, the two quarterbacks played each other a total of 17 times before Manning announced his retirement in 2016.
The two faced off in high-stakes games so often, in fact, that their rivalry has its own Wikipedia page.
Brady and Manning’s friendship had been documented previously, but the Patriots quarterback decided to put any and all rumors of bad blood to rest on Wednesday with a post on Instagram.
The idea of No. 6 overall draft pick Daniel Jones becoming the next Eli Manningjust got a lot more real.
Manning and his older brother, Peyton, are both two-time Super Bowl champions. Despite their long and largely successful careers, the siblings share a particularly forlorn facial expression that fans have somewhat-lovingly dubbed “Manning Face.”
Since Peyton’s retirement from the NFL in 2016, it’s been up to Eli alone to carry on the Manning Face legend – until now.
A photograph taken by Danielle Parhizkaran at the New York Giants’ offseason workouts on Monday began making the rounds on Twitter after fans noticed an uncanny resemblance between Manning and the newly drafted Jones.
Two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning was among several notable figures to pay their respects to President George H.W. Bush during his memorial services this week.
Manning was joined by golfer Phil Mickelson, Duke men’s basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and retired golfer Hale Irwin at Bush’s casket as it laid in state inside the Capitol rotunda on Tuesday. Also in attendance were golf legend Jack Nicklaus and sportscaster Jim Nantz.
In the history of professional quarterbacks, Peyton Manning has the most touchdown passes. Aaron Rodgers has the highest passer rating. Tom Brady has the most Super Bowl rings.
But who’s the best player overall?
There’s a lot to consider when making your pick for Greatest Of All Time — GOAT, for short. Lucky for us, ESPN put together an all-star panel of NFL icons to decide once and for all: Who is the best quarterback of the modern era?
A group of 10 NFL coaches and executives all submitted their votes for their top quarterbacks since 1978 — but the selection process was not as unanimous as you’d believe.