It's very easy to reel off the options Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has at his disposal. Soon-to-be free-agent WRs Marvin Harrison and Brandon Stokley, RB Edgerrin James, and TEs Dallas Clark and Marcus Pollard are all obvious reasons the Colts are on pace to break the single-season scoring record for an NFL team.
But the fact is that Manning is the straw that stirs the drink. We would not be having these water-cooler conversations if he wasn't the best at what he does. Maybe the best we've ever seen, at least for a single season. Let's break down the details behind what makes him tick as a player.