NFL Players Poll: Tom Brady Most Trusted QB In Clutch Moment

January 30, 2014 4:42 PM
NFL Players Poll: Tom Brady Most Trusted QB In Clutch Moment
" BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady had an average performance in the Patriots’ loss in the AFC Championship Game, but when it comes to which quarterback NFL players want under center in pressure situations, it’s still TB12.

ESPN polled 320 NFL players and asked them which quarterback they’d want on their team with two minutes left and the Super Bowl on the line. Brady received 128 (40 percent) votes, far and away the most popular pick. Peyton Manning — who may end up in that situation on Sunday night — came in second with 86 votes (26.9 percent), and Aaron Rodgers was third with 10 percent.

The other two active QBs with multiple Super Bowl victories, Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning, came in fifth and sixth, respectively. Drew Brees, with 6.6 percent of the vote, came in fourth.

Brady is tied for the NFL quarterback record with five Super Bowl appearances, though he and the Patriots have lost in their last two trips to the big game "

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