The next time former Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer sees Peyton Manning, Dilfer can talk some trash.
Dilfer had a slightly better season statistically when the Ravens won their first Super Bowl title than Manning had this season for the Broncos. Here’s how the numbers stack up:
Dilfer in 2000 regular season
Eight starts, 12 TD passes, 11 interceptions, 59.3% completions, 76.6 QB rating.
Manning in 2015 regular season
Nine starts, 9 TD passes, 17 interceptions, 59.8% completions, 67.9 QB rating
Dilfer in 2000 playoffs
Four starts, 3 TD passes, one interception, 47.9% completions, 83.7 QB rating
Manning in 2015 playoffs
Three starts, 2 TD passes, one interception, 55.4% completions, 75.4 QB rating
Dilfer has heard for years that he’s one of the worst quarterbacks, maybe THE worst, to win a Super Bowl. But just like the Ravens’ great defense led them to a championship in 2000, the Broncos’ great defense, not Manning, was the force that drove the Broncos’ run to a title. Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was the Super Bowl MVP the year Dilfer got his ring, while Broncos linebacker Von Miller won the MVP award Sunday.
What about the rest of Manning’s career compared to Dilfer’s? Well, that’s a comparison Dilfer may want to avoid at all costs.