ESPN.com’s NFL Nation surveyed more than 300 players this past season to get their take on a variety of topics. Our latest survey was on clutch quarterbacks.
According to our survey, players overwhelming voted for Tom Brady (40 percent) to lead their team in the final two minutes of a Super Bowl. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who had a record-setting season, was a distant second with 26.9 percent.
Results were pretty split between Brady and Manning in Miami’s locker room. Brady has more of the “clutch” reputation. But there’s a chance that Miami’s locker room didn’t care to vote for the starting quarterback of its biggest rival.
The Dolphins split two games against Brady this past season. Miami ended a seven-game losing streak against the Patriots when Michael Thomas picked off Brady in the end zone to seal a 24-20 Dolphins victory on Dec. 15.