Ryan Fitzpatrick names Peyton Manning as GOAT QB, not Tom Brady
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Ryan Fitzpatrick named Peyton Manning as the greatest quarterback in NFL history and revealed the former five-time NFL MVP was his favorite quarterback to go against. Manning, who was to four Super Bowl during his career, finished his career with two Super Bowl rings.
On the other side, Tom Brady has seven Super Bowls to his name. Some think that the GOAT quarterback debate is settled and that nothing can be compared to Brady's seven Super Bowl rings. "My favorite quarterback I got to play against was Peyton Manning," Fitzpatrick said on The Adam Schefter Podcast, via CBS Sports.
"Peyton had the laser focus and everything else. I think Peyton is the greatest quarterback to ever live. I think Tom Brady is the greatest champion, but I think Peyton is the greatest quarterback to ever live."
Fitzpatrick on what he loved about Manning
Without any doubt, Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.
Reflecting on Manning's play, Fitzpatrick said he changed the game with his style. "Everything that dude did, he did everything with so much intent," Fitzpatrick said. "He changed the game with how he approached it from the mental side with all the things they were doing in Indy.
To have control and command in every aspect of the game like he did, he was the most impressive I ever saw." After dropping some high praise on Brady, Fitzpatrick praised Brady for being 44 and still doing it at a very high level.
"To be able to do it for as long as he has on the mental side of it, to be able to be so locked in for every single game, that part of it and being a quarterback and knowing the grind that it takes week in and week out, that part of it just doesn't make sense to me," Fitzpatrick said.
"It's so incredible to look at his preparation and how zoned and locked in he is for every single game. That part is unparalleled, unmatched by anybody."