In an NFL Nation confidential survey of 320 players, 40 percent (128) said they’d want the New England Patriots quarterback taking snaps. However, most of the 10 Jaguars players that participated in the survey said they want Peyton Manning.
In fact, Brady got just one vote.
Those results are a bit surprising considering Brady and Eli Manning have both led their teams to a pair of Super Bowl victories with late-game drives. When Peyton Manning’s Colts won Super Bowl XLI 29-17 over the Chicago Bears, they didn’t score an offensive point in the fourth quarter. He also threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown with 3:12 remaining in the Colts’ 31-17 loss to New Orleans in Super Bowl XLIV.
The Jaguars had the fifth-youngest roster in the NFL when the season began (according to research done by philly.com’s Jimmy Kempski) which means some of the players were as young as 9 or 10 years old when Brady won his first Super Bowl title after the 2001 season.