Manning was The Thinking Man’s Quarterback. The ultimate student of the game, Manning analyzed and studied the game in a fashion rarely seen by players with such great physical gifts. Groomed from childhood for NFL greatness by his father, former Saints QB Archie Manning, the Colts quarterback gives fans of the horseshoed helmet the ultimate debate topic: Who was better? Unitas or Manning. As time goes on, Manning cards will most certainly increase in value. He was the best quarterback of his generation not named Brady.