Let’s face it, both quarterbacks are not going to last any longer in this league.
In Week 12 of the 2013 season, the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots will face off. It could decide a lot when it comes to the playoff positioning of both teams. Both teams will make the postseason, but this game could determine a lot when it comes to home-field advantage. But the important storyline that will come from this game is that this game could be one of the final meetings between two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are aging for quarterbacks and both seem to be hitting the end of their careers. Well, that could be different for Manning, who is playing like he is in his prime. But it can’t be denied that they are close to retirement. Knowing these two quarterbacks, they will want to stay in the NFL for as long as they can. But father time is not going backwards anytime soon.
I believe this matchup might be one of the most memorable games that these two quarterbacks are going to be a part of. With Manning dealing with a neck surgery a couple years ago and Brady seemingly out of sync this year, I would give them at least another two to three years. They both will fight to stay for as long as they can, but let us face the fact that this rivalry may not last forever. Maybe if fans are lucky, we will see one more AFC Championship bout between these two quarterbacks this season or the next. But in Week 12, let us as fans enjoy perhaps one of the final games between these great players as much as possible.