Player poll: Brady still more clutch than Manning

Player poll: Brady still more clutch than Manning
January 29, 2014, 2:45 pm
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How clutch is Tom Brady? Clutch enough that even when he doesn't make the Super Bowl, he's still named the most clutch quarterback in the league in a player poll.

In ESPN's latest NFL Nation Confidential poll, players say Brady is more clutch than Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

In the poll, players were posed the question: "Two-minute warning and the Super Bowl is on the line. Whom do you want at quarterback?"

Brady received 128 votes while Manning -- the second-place finisher -- got 86. Aaron Rodgers (32), Drew Brees (21) and Ben Roethlisberger (20) rounded out the top five, and Eli Manning got nine votes to put him in sixth.

Believe it or not, Manning has more career fourth-quarter comebacks (41) than Brady (30). But Brady, of course, won his three Super Bowls in the fourth quarter. For recent evidence that Brady's as clutch as ever, he put together ridiculous comebacks to beat the Broncos, Saints and Browns.