Originally posted by taney71:
Originally posted by danimal:
Originally posted by zoos:
Why I prefer Alex over Peyton...
"Be careful, 49ers fans. Getting excited about Manning's possible 49er employment is understandable. But personally, I'm iffy on the prospect. An older Brett Favre, great as he had been, never managed to lead the New York Jets or Minnesota Vikings to a Super Bowl. An older Joe Montana, fabulous as he had been, never took the Kansas City Chiefs there, either. An older Johnny Unitas, legendary as he was, could not get the San Diego Chargers to the big game. An older Joe Namath, fantastic as he was, didn't make the Los Angeles Rams into a champion.
Be careful. Need I continue? There's only one such example I can recall that semi-succeeded. An older Kurt Wartner did quarterback the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl . . . where they lost after Warner fumbled the ball away late in the game. I guess the 49ers would take that at this point. Still, given the performance of veteran quarterbacks past 35 years old, the odds are Manning wouldn't even get them that far."
- Mark Purdy
I loved Peyton in his prime but as of now I'm not willing to spend that much on Manning. I'm more intrigued to see how well Alex would do in his 2nd year in the same system. If he doesn't produce, we still have 2 talented qbs behind him in Kaepernick and Tolzien who are ready and willing to take over.
Peyton Manning seems more in his prime than any of those others
So was Montana the last year he played for us. He got the mini tryout against the Lions on Monday night and looked great to me but then he was gone.
I'm sad now thinking about that.
Yeah Montana was the only guy I think we can really make this comparison with.
In terms of where they were at physically I think Peyton and Montana compare well. I also believe the Chiefs and Niners of their respective time compare but the 11' Niners have the clear edge.
Bottom line, this would be the best chance for that Franchise QB to break the 2nd team Championship barrier
[ Edited by danimal on Mar 16, 2012 at 4:45 PM ]