On his radio show, he said that Eli Manning is better than his brother Peyton. Seriously.
I'm all for criticizing Peyton Manning. I love doing it. And I can't deny that Eli has put together some outstanding games when it counts. I'm done doubting Eli Manning. He's a hell of a QB.
But Peyton Manning is, without any shred of a doubt, a far better quarterback than his younger brother Eli.
If you're one of the people who simply look at the sheer number of Super Bowl rings and judge a QB solely by that single number, then it might be easy to look at Eli and say that he's better than Peyton. After all, he has two rings. Peyton has one.
If you're an intelligent football observer, it's easy to say that Peyton Manning is the better of the two brothers. And it's not even close.
Peyton has more than twice as many touchdowns as interceptions, with a 2.09 TD/INT ratio. Eli's ratio is a modest 1.46. That's not bad, but it's not even in the ballpark with elite QBs like Peyton, Tom Brady, or Aaron Rodgers.
Peyton averages a half yard more per passing attempt than Eli. That may not seem like a lot, but when you're talking about an extra half yard with every single attempt, it adds up quickly.
5.6% of Peyton's passes end up in the end zone, while 2.7% of them are intercepted. Compare that to Eli, whose percentages are 4.7 and 3.2, respectively.
Last but not least, Eli owes his Super Bowl rings to some incredible catches by his receivers as well as one of the game's best defensive lines in recent memory.
Sorry Tiki (and Eli), but Peyton is absolutely the better Manning. And that's not up for debate.