Tom Brady is coming off a season-ending knee injury and returning to a Patriots squad that failed to make the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. Peyton Manning is fully recovered from last off-season's knee surgery and will lead a Colts team that's made the playoffs seven years running but that lost its long-time head coach, offensive coordinator and offensive-line coach. Which quarterback is better set up for success in 2009?
This question was posed to four SI.com writers and their answers are here. Interestingly enough, the four writers were split -- two for Brady and two for Manning.
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