2011 NFL Predictions: Why Tom Brady Will Embarrass Eli Manning

Eli Manning claims to be in the same class as Tom Brady. Excuse me while I laugh uncontrollably.

The two will square off against one another on November 6th in Foxboro, and Brady will get the best of the other Manning. It won't even be a contest because Brady is so much better than Manning that he will embarrass him this season.

The New York Giants quarterback went on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN 1050 New York on Tuesday to share his opinion about what kind of quarterback he is.

In response to a question from Kay, Manning said:

"I consider myself in that class. And Tom Brady is a great quarterback, he's a great player, and what you've seen with him is he's gotten better every year.

"He started off winning championships, and I think he's a better quarterback now than what he was, in all honesty, when he was winning those championships.

"I think now he's grown up and gotten better every year, and that's what I'm trying to do. I kind of hope these next seven years of my quarterback days are my best."

The fact that he talks Brady up so much discredits Manning's comments about being in the same class. Manning is far from Brady's level, and he is never going to reach it, either.

Let's take a look at their accolades. 

Eli Manning has one Super Bowl ring, one Pro Bowl, one Super Bowl MVP and zero regular-season MVP Awards.

Not bad stats by any means, because every quarterback's goal is win a Super Bowl, and only a select few can say they have done it.

Brady, on the other hand, has three Super Bowl rings, six Pro Bowls, two Super Bowl MVP honors and two regular-reason MVP awards.

The Patriots quarterback is far better than the other Manning, and he will prove it this season. His past has already proven it, but these recent comments by Manning mean Brady must once again show his dominance. 

Only one time did Manning truly get the better of Brady, and that was in the Super Bowl. A little luck went Manning's way, and now he thinks he is a superior quarterback.

Don't get me wrong, Manning is no slouch, but to even think he is in the same class as Brady is ludicrous. 

If Manning truly believes he is as good as Brady, then he'll have to prove it this year by winning without Steve Smith and Kevin Boss, who were some of his favorite targets.

The pressure is on Manning to deliver, and unfortunately for Giants fans, he is going to fall short, whereas Brady will stand tall and show why he is the best.

-Eric Bowman

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