Mike Shanahan, two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach who coached Montana, Young and Elway: Five Super Bowl wins, especially the way he has won them. I don't know him very well personally, but I love the way he handles himself. GOAT Index: 80.0 percent | Highest rank: 1 | Lowest rank: 5 Teams: Colts, Broncos Manning appeared among the top three on six of 10 ballots.
Montana ranked that high eight times, but he was also lower than Manning on a couple of ballots amid some thought that he would not have translated as well to other offensive systems.
He just finds a way to get it done over and over and over again.
People also would talk about Peyton having all these weapons, but he was responsible for a lot of that, especially when the team was so good and not picking high in the draft. When he first came into the league, he threw a lot of interceptions, but he didn't get sacked. Then as he went along, he learned not to throw the interceptions. And then through his preparation, he turned it into an audible game. The other QBs clustered near the top were more imposing physically.He is also remarkable because he has gotten hit a lot and lasted. He is going to buy into whatever it takes for them to win: throw it, run it, doesn't matter. Who did you not want to have the ball in their hands at the end of the game, regardless of the personnel that they played with? Mike Reinfeldt, 1979 AFC Defensive Player of the Year and longtime executive with four franchises: If some guys are game managers, Brady is a field marshal.Ray Rhodes, five-time Super Bowl champ and NFL Coach of the Year who made his playing debut in 1974: Football has changed over the years, but Brady has been consistently able to get his team to the playoffs, Super Bowls and win. He's in control of all aspects of the game, able to change his game to meet a specific plan.Pete Carroll, Tony Dungy, Mike Holmgren, Howard Mudd, Wade Phillips, Mike Reinfeldt, Ray Rhodes, Mike Shanahan, Al Saunders and Norv Turner possess a combined 330 seasons of NFL experience.All 10 are Super Bowl champions, having combined for 20 rings in 30 opportunities. Fouts GOAT Index: 86.7 percent | Highest rank: 1 | Lowest rank: 6 Team: Patriots Brady was first or second on nine ballots, making him a pretty overwhelming choice for the top spot. He approached the project as if he were a defensive coordinator drawing up a game plan.