Colts owner Jim Irsay seemingly snubs Hall of Fame quarterback with NFL all-time great list
Following the loss of life of legendary Cleveland Browns working again Jim Brown, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay took to social media over the weekend to disclose his list of the “Top 5 Greatest NFL Players of All Time.”
But the list stirred a bit of controversy as a result of of one notable absence.
Irsay listed Brown, a nine-time Pro Bowl working again and five-time NFL speeding chief, as his primary adopted by seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and two-time Super Bowl champ and Denver Broncos legend John Elway.
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Rounding out the list at No. 4 and No. 5 have been Hall of Fame defensive ends Deacon Jones and Reggie White.
But Twitter customers couldn’t assist however discover that Irsay seemingly snubbed his personal former quarterback Peyton Manning.
“No love for 18????” one consumer requested.
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With many arguing that Manning, a five-time league MVP, two-time Super Bowl champ, and 14-time Pro Bowl choice, ought to’ve been on the list over Elway, Irsay defended his picks and stated that Manning would “no doubt” be in his “Top 10.”
“It’s just that Elway didn’t have great offensive players around him til the end, when he won 2 in a row and his feet we’re remarkable, from baseball talents…,” Irsay stated partially.
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Any list of “all-time” greats is bound to fire up any debate, however Irsay leaving off one of the Colts’ most legendary gamers raised a number of eyebrows.
Manning, 47, spent 14 seasons in Indianapolis however didn’t play his ultimate season resulting from a neck damage. He was launched the next 12 months and finally signed with the Denver Broncos the place he would go on to win one other Super Bowl.