He was included in the survey because his career took off beginning in 1978, when Don Coryell took over as the San Diego Chargers' head coach. The first was the driven success they had with their teams.Final rankings were determined by how frequently each quarterback outranked the others who received votes across all 10 ballots -- call it the GOAT Index. Some of that was skewed by the quality of talent that they were surrounded with.
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.
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.
Regardless of how I did it, it always came up Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Joe Montana at the top.
Mike Holmgren, Super Bowl-winning head coach who coached Montana, Young and Brett Favre: All these guys are very professional and work hard and are disciplined. Howard Mudd, NFL offensive line coach from 1974 to 2012 and all-decade offensive lineman from the 1960s: The reason why I have Tom Brady second [behind only John Elway] is because he has made his greatness with all kinds of combinations of players: two tight ends, three wide receivers, four wide receivers.