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Is Peyton Manning the best ever? Jim Haslett thinks he may be

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett says he has a tough task in developing a game plan for Sunday night’s game against Peyton Manning and the Colts.

How tough? Haslett thinks he may be preparing to coach against the best quarterback ever to play the game.

“I think Peyton’s probably, if not the greatest quarterback of all time, he’s got to be considered,” Haslett said, per the Washington Post. “There’s not much he hasn’t seen and he hasn’t done.”

It might be a little premature to call Manning the best ever, although he’s certainly already among the all-time greats. NFL Network is currently counting down the Top 100 players in NFL history and Manning will end up somewhere in the Top 30 players regardless of position.

And Manning has been a great player for quite a long time now. Haslett says that when he was a Saints assistant 15 years ago, Manning (at the time a Tennessee sophomore) “was better than any quarterback that we had.”