over the span of Manning's first 5 seasons (1998-2002), Manning was:
#1 in passing yds (Favre #2)
#1 in passing TDs (Favre #2)
#4 in most wins (Favre #1)
#5 in passer rating (Favre was #13)
Year 1 - #3 in passing yds, #5 in pass TDs, #23 QB rating
Year 2 - #3 in passing yds, #3 in pass TDs, #4 QB rating
Year 3 - #1 in passing yds, #1 in pass TDs, #6 QB rating
Year 4 - #2 in passing yds, #5 in pass TDs, #8 QB rating
Year 5 - #3 in passing yds, #2 in pass TDs, #5 QB rating
compare to Cam:
Year 1 - #10 in passing yds, #11 in pass TDs, #15 QB rating
Year 2 - #13 in passing yds, #21 in pass TDs, #15 QB rating
Year 3 - #15 in passing yds, #12 in pass TDs, #16 QB rating
Year 4 - #14 in passing yds, #19 in pass TDs, #27 QB rating
Peyton Manning was trash after 4 years. I mean, even Cam Newton has outplayed him through 4 seasons. Not to mention Peyton was considered a polished player having played 4 years at TN. Cam, meanwhile, entered the league an inexperienced, raw player. I wonder if Indy fans were calling for Peyton to be replaced and trashing him constantly.
Peyton's HC was shít canned after his 4th season and replaced by Tony Dungy. It didn't help though, Peyton sucked again in his 5th season. 26 years old with 9 years of SEC/NFL experience and he was still a mediocre QB.
Regular Season (10-6 W/L)
29 TD, 20 turnovers, 88.6 Rtg
Playoffs (lost 41-0 @ NYJ)
13-31, 137 Yd, 0 TD, 2 Int
Could you guys please explain what salvaged Peyton Manning's terrible, floundering career? I mean, he was hot garbage through 5 seasons. He'd already gotten one HC fired, had nearly as many turnovers as touchdowns, and was coming off one of the worst playoff performances in NFL history.
What convinced Indy to stick with their struggling, mediocre QB? I mean, I'm sure Indy fans were damn near ready to charge the stadium with pitchforks and demand a change.
Biased reporting at its finest.
You have to compare stats relative to others in the same era, otherwise those "stats" are meaningless.
"You" are irrelevant. As am I and every other individual I encounter.I respond to the logic, or illogic, of what people write, meaning the thinking evident behind why they wrote it.
They themselves are an afterthought, if that much, unless it's a back and forth conversation where there's a pattern. But after I'm satisfied that the truth of the matter has been resolved, it's over, so rest assured, I didn't even get past the first sentence in your comment because I don't even remember anything about "you," or what you wrote.
Oops, I thought you were someone else. So my previous post is mostly irrelevant lol. My fault, I confused you for another guy.