Peyton Manning: Where does he rank among the best NFL quarterbacks?

Where does Peyton Manning rank when it comes to the NFL's Top 5 best quarterbacks?

1. Brett Favre

With 186 regular season victories, Brett Favre was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons and spent one season down south. In 1993, he was traded to Green Bay and led the Packers to consecutive Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998. Favre then worked out a trade to the New York Jets and later signed with the Minnesota Vikings.  Favre played 19 years in the NFL - longer than anyone else on this list. He is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 70,000 yards and has more than 500 touchdowns. He officially retired in January 2011.

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About a year ago, I happened upon this statement about the Monitor in the Harvard Business Review – under the charming heading of “do things that don’t interest you”:

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