I would have to say it's between Marino and Manning for me. Peyton may very well be the best pure passer I have ever seen. One of the smartest as well. He was/is being handicapped by lack of a defense. They won it all the one year his defense actually showed up and played slightly above average.
Yea Joe has 4 superbowl rings and was cool under pressure when the game was on the line. But if Tom Brady and Terry Bradshaw doesn't get mentioned because of their superbopwl wins (on this board) Then Joe shouldn't be #1 because of his.
Peyton Manning has basically been calling/choosing his plays for his entire career. probably the most accurate passer i've ever seen. Probably the smartest too. His lack of Lombardi trophies can't be all be put on him. I wouldn't argue with anyone who said he was the best. So to answer the question at hand. I'll take peyton manning as #2.
[ Edited by krizay on Aug 30, 2009 at 9:21 AM ]