Full disclosure. Before
Who figured that the Broncos quarterback would end up looking more like Brandon Weedon than Peyton Manning on Sunday.
Sam Farmer, The Times' astute
As for Manning, Farmer was as surprised as just about everyone else that the
Does this affect his legacy? Probably. His performance was so monstrously below the baseline he has established over his Hall of Fame career that it's hard to ignore. Is he still one of the best quarterbacks of all time? Assuredly. Is he in the discussion for best of all time? Well, at the moment, perhaps not in the way he was before the game.
Of course, there's always next season.
And one note on Farmer. Check this setup story heading into the 2013 season: Farmer listed his Super Bowl prediction on Sept. 5: Seahawks over Broncos. Not bad.