Tom Brady on Blast: Quarterback Blitzed By Brian Kenny

January 13, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Wednesday’s installment of Colin Cowherd’s The Herd radio program on ESPNRadio, guest host Brian Kenny brought some interesting analysis to the table, comparing the careers of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, as well as offering some additional reference to Johnny Unitas. 
Avoiding some of the team-oriented statistical categories (such as wins and championships) that we often see used, Kenny’s formula compared how many top five finishes each of these quarterbacks had in their careers at the end of each season for the following categories:  Yards, Yards Per Attempt, Quarterback Rating, Touchdowns, Interception Percentage and Completion Percentage.  In the end, his numbers seemed to support his perception:  While he is certainly talented and Hall of Fame bound, Tom Brady is highly overrated, and a lesser quarterback than Manning and other greats.
According to Kenny’s research, Manning has 52 top five finishes total, between all of the...

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