Different receivers, different people -- different, different, different.
You have to be smarter now than you ever have been. Super Bowl titles: 2 MVPs: 5 First-team All-Pro: 74th-quarter comebacks: 1st Game-winning drives: 1st Yards/attempt: 7th Adjusted net yards/attempt: 2nd *Minimum 50 starts Expected team win pct: .506 Actual team win pct: .685 Wins above expectation: 17.9% Wins added per 16 games: 2.9 Norv Turner: If you're going to create a quarterback in a lab, this is your guy. People were critical of Peyton for the playoff losses -- the interception against New Orleans or whatever -- but his teams were not good enough on defense.Voters did not automatically rank the players they worked with at the top, which illustrated how seriously they took the project. 1 vote Manning received came from a panelist with no ties to him.Dungy and Mudd spent wildly successful years with Manning and sang his praises at length, but both had Elway ranked higher.Pete Carroll, Tony Dungy, Mike Holmgren, Howard Mudd, Wade Phillips, Mike Reinfeldt, Ray Rhodes, Mike Shanahan, Al Saunders and Norv Turner possess a combined 330 seasons of NFL experience.All 10 are Super Bowl champions, having combined for 20 rings in 30 opportunities. Fouts GOAT Index: 86.7 percent | Highest rank: 1 | Lowest rank: 6 Team: Patriots Brady was first or second on nine ballots, making him a pretty overwhelming choice for the top spot. He approached the project as if he were a defensive coordinator drawing up a game plan.You started saying, "OK, we have to wait 'til the last 10 seconds to show what we're going to do." I think Brady is great at just reacting off it. GOAT Index: 78.0 percent | Highest rank: 1 | Lowest rank: 9 Teams: 49ers, Chiefs We considered two mathematical approaches to tabulating the results, and Montana would have edged out Manning narrowly had we used the other one, which gave added weight to the highest rankings. Most panelists did not let that influence their thinking. He was one of the top two or three most accurate guys, a great decision-maker and then obviously he played at his best in the most critical situations.Peyton was great at reading it and changing the play, that kind of thing. He was one of the smartest quarterbacks I ever coached against. We start with Norv Turner, who was with the Los Angeles Rams in the 1980s and, therefore, faced Montana's 49ers twice a year in the NFC West. Now, people didn't know how to defend the system, and you see some of the tape, they are running completely free.He was included in the survey because his career took off beginning in 1978, when Don Coryell took over as the San Diego Chargers' head coach. The first was the driven success they had with their teams.Final rankings were determined by how frequently each quarterback outranked the others who received votes across all 10 ballots -- call it the GOAT Index. Some of that was skewed by the quality of talent that they were surrounded with.Mike Shanahan, two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach who coached Montana, Young and Elway: Five Super Bowl wins, especially the way he has won them. I don't know him very well personally, but I love the way he handles himself. GOAT Index: 80.0 percent | Highest rank: 1 | Lowest rank: 5 Teams: Colts, Broncos Manning appeared among the top three on six of 10 ballots.Montana ranked that high eight times, but he was also lower than Manning on a couple of ballots amid some thought that he would not have translated as well to other offensive systems.I mean, they got rid of Richard Seymour and went to the Super Bowl.Norv Turner, three-time NFL head coach and longtime coordinator who coached Troy Aikman: Brady's record speaks for itself.Mike Reinfeldt: Coming from a quarterback family, Peyton fully understands the position and all that goes into it. Tony Dungy: I don't think Peyton gets enough credit for his physical toughness -- play after play, year after year. Montana would have nailed down the second spot if a couple voters hadn't questioned how well he would have projected into other systems.