I visited earlier today with Dan Dakich of 1070 the Fan in Indianapolis today, and at one point I opined that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning eventually will shatter every record currently held by Brett Favre, and that Manning eventually could be regarded as the best player in the history of the NFL, at any position. (Currently, Jerry Rice tops our list.)
Stokley’s opinion carries more weight. Slightly.
Here’s what he said regarding his time in Indianapolis with Manning: “It was special. Especially now that I’m done playing there and a few years later looking back, that was a special time for me, it was a great time. To be able to play with a guy like that for four years, Peyton, who I think is going to go down as the best ever to play that position, maybe the best ever to play in the National Football League period, I will always remember it.”
Stokley and his current team return to Indy on Sunday for a key showdown with the Colts. The 8-4 Broncos need a win to keep pace with the Chargers in the AFC West, and to keep a firm grip on a wild-card berth if San Diego can’t be caught.
So will Peyton Manning be remembered as the best player in league history? Make your case in the comments. And try to keep it clean. For a change.