Peyton Manning advises Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston to adjust to the NFL’s new jersey number rules.


Tom Brady and Peyton Manning were the best quarterbacks in the early 2000s. The rivalry between Brady’s New England Patriots and Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis Colts was legendary. They have a total of 89 NFL records between them, including the most games with a perfect passer rating, the highest yards per game, the most seasons with 3500+ yards, and the most passing touchdowns. Manning retired from the Denver Broncos in 2015 for

million. Tom Brady, on the other hand, not only continues to play, but he and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers also won Super Bowl LV against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. With so much history between the two quarterbacks and Manning on the other side of the transmission, it’s good to see the schism between them is still alive.

What Tom Brady said

The NFL announced changes to jersey numbers earlier this year.

Tom Brady didn’t like it, and he made a point of expressing his displeasure with the change. Peyton Manning, sharing the screen with his younger brother, Eli (ex-QB for the New York Giants and twice Super Bowl winner and MVP over Brady’s Patriots), and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson on Monday Night Football, said:

“I know Brady doesn’t like the single-digit linebackers, but Tom, it’s here to stay. You better deal with it. Learn the fact that a mike linebacker is wearing No. 6.”

Manning later added:

“I think it’s great letting these guys wear different numbers. Let them have fun, let them wear single digits, let them wear their college number, their high school number, if they’re having fun, the game is going to be fun to watch.”

Both are right

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