I read an article on espn.com today that talked about how Eli Manning recently said on a radio show that he considers himself in the same "class" with Tom Brady. I understand why he would say it but anyone with half a brain that follows the NFL even casually would never agree with this.
Brady's I would put in the same class as Eli Manning:
Any one of the Brady bunch members
Brady Green (Tyra Banks' stalker)
The Brady the was just born while you were reading this...
but NOT Tom Brady.
I see it like this; Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, And Drew Brees are living in the penthouse suite at the top of the skyscraper. Then about 6 floors down from there is where the rest of the quarterbacks could potentially be. QB's like Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Vick. People that are still leaders but not even in the same zip code as Manning or Brady.
The floor just beneath here would be people like Matt Schaub, Kevin Kolb, Matt Ryan, Alex Smith etc. Also good leaders, not proven winners tho. But still better than the average QB in the league.
Then on the ground floor you have people like Eli Manning, and Mark Sanchez. The ones that think they are stars, but really aren't and don't have the leadership qualities to make them an elite QB. Tony Romo would be on this floor as well. Also, don't argue that Eli has a championship. The Giants defense should be the only one's who received a ring from the 07' Super Bowl win.
In the basement: Jamarcus Russell, Vince Young. No explanation needed.