Data Points: Forget 2K, Manning is player 4K

The Player 2K series delves into the quarterback debate Wednesday, with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady the focal points of the conversation. Big … surprise … there.

Brady has more Super Bowl rings, but from a passing standpoint, it’s pretty tough to argue with Manning. Look no further than a benchmark for productivity in the passing game, the 4,000-yard season.

Since Joe Namath eclipsed the mark in 1967 – a running era when a 4,000-yard campaign was more myth than reality – there have been 88 instances in which quarterbacks threw for that many yards in a season. Manning has done it 11 times himself, far and away the most in NFL history.

— Elliot Harrison

Guidelines: Fan feedback should be within the guidelines for the NFL community. These guidelines will be used to identify those comments that will be removed from display on the site. Please keep your comments relevant to the topic, not abusive or combatant towards other fans, and don’t share any personal details. Use the “Report” link to help keep the community at its best.

Comments may be no longer than 2000 characters and will post to the site shortly after submitting.

Powered by VIP | Subscribe (RSS)