Best: Indianapolis Colts – Peyton Manning
No quarterback is more befitting of the description of “cerebral assassin” more than Peyton Manning; there’s a great chance the he knew everything about the opposing defensive scheme he was playing against, better than the opposing defensive coordinator himself. During his 11-year career with the Indianapolis Colts (and four-year stint with the Denver Broncos), Manning piled up yards and touchdown passes like hoarders pile up… well, anything and everything.
Mentioning that Manning led the Colts to their first Super Bowl win in 36 years doesn’t even scratch the surface of his unquestioned Hall of Fame career. His 539 touchdown passes remains the most in NFL history, and until 2018, he previously held the record for most passing yards in NFL history.
Worst: Indianapolis Colts – Jack Trudeau
How’s this for starting your career? During Jack Trudeau’s rookie year with the Indianapolis Colts, in which he started 11 games, he lost every single one of them. In that same rookie season, he also threw 18 interceptions.
Not exactly an auspicious start. Outside of one non-terrible season in 1989, Trudeau was another quarterback that’ll be swept away in the ashes of history, and rightfully so.