As happy throwing a touchdown pass as he is calling a running play that beats the defense, Peyton Manning will do whatever it takes to put his team in position to win.
If there is to be one single characteristic separated from all of his skills that allows Peyton Manning to be included in the ranks of great quarterbacks, it would have to be his competitiveness. Every professional athlete wants to win, but what makes Manning special is that he’s willing to do whatever is necessary to make that happen.
“He’s similar to me in that he’s never really satisfied,” Tom Brady told Sports Illustrated. “It’s like, who cares what you did last week? As a competitor, you always want to be the best, but I realize to be thought of right up there with a guy like him is a pretty huge compliment.”