Is this even a fair question or is Peyton Manning so thoroughly out classed by Joe Montana's achievements that to even mention them together is completely laughable considering Peyton Manning's abysmal post season record? Further more, if it is a laughable absurdity to compare Peyton Manning against Joe Montana, based on their accomplishments, is it fair to say that Peyton Manning actually piggy-backs on Tom Brady's shoulders into the GOAT conversation due to them being compared as the two best of their generation? I think that's an interesting point that I never see raised anywhere. Tom Brady can be compared to Joe Montana. Montana: 4 Superbowl championships and 16 post season victories. Brady: 3 Superbowl rings, 5 Superbowl appearances, 17 post season wins. Peyton Manning.... simply cannot. Montana: 4 Superbowl championships and 16 post season victories. Manning: 1 Superbowl Championship, 2 Superbowl appearances, most first round post season eliminations by a starting quarterback. Peyton Manning leeches his way on Tom Brady into the best of all time discussion. He really has no business being there at all, and were he not compared to Brady, by virtue of their team and generational rivalry, he wouldn't be in that discussion at all. Fair statement? Or can you argue Peyton is in Montana's league without invoking Tom Terrific as a bridge to get him there?