Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red
I asked if he was entering his downside through the first 8 games this year, and you said yes. I presented evidence to show this was not the case.
Manning's stats did not begin to drop until the team lost their starting RB, their #3 RB, their #1 TE, and their #2 or 3 WR. Any of the 8 or 9 QBs that you feel are better than Manning right now would experience the same steep decline in their stats if their team lost that many weapons on offense at one time.
As for your questions, I think Manning today, with a healthy supporting cast, is every bit as good as he ever was.
Its the NFL and injuries happen. Manning has been fortunate for the majority of his career that none of his big guns were injured.
Why is Manning regressing when his offensive weapons get hurt while Rivers is surging?