First of all, you want to use the argument that he is on a mediocre team, and at the same time that he is a 2 time superbowl champ.
Well NEWSFLASH, during BOTH playoff runs, his defense played lights out, specifically his defensive line. You could argue that the Giants d-line is the reason for BOTH of their superbowls.So that argument gets thrown right out of the water.
Secondly, he didn't outplay tom brady. Eli went up against one of the worst defenses in the league, while Brady went up against one of the best, and don't try to say they weren't one of the best, because they are, they finally got healthy in the post season and showed how amazing they are.
Yet despite this, they still put up comparable numbers, and even furthermore than that, Brady got screwed by his wide recievers dropping AT LEAST 4 catches in the last two drives that anyone with a mind would point to being the first thing that caused them the loss.
Lastly, only a complete fool would ever even consider taking Eli over Peyton.
Peyton has played lights out his entire career, among the best to ever play. Meanwhile, eli has a good season here and there, and awful seasons as well. He has one good season, and people want to try to consider him better than Peyton?
And I mean, you can't even use the argument that Eli is on a worse team. Look at what happened to the Colts this year without Peyton. He showed this year that he carries that offense, Wayne is a scrub without him, he MADE wayne what he is.
But what I find hilarious more than anything, is that people want to judge QBs by their superbowl wins, which is ridiculous. QBs don't play all 22 positions, you could be the best ever and still not win, you can't control the entire game.
Let me lay out a scenario for you. Eli played the EXACT same game he played today, and the patriots get the ball back like the did with 1 minute to go. The drive plays out the same, except on the last hail mary pass, gronk manages to make the diving catch for the football and the Pats win.
Right now, today, no one would be arguing about how good eli is, no one would be saying he's as good or better than Peyton, no one would be saying he should be going to the HoF, but why? Why the change? His numbers, play, his everthing would be the exact same. He wouldn't be ANY different as a player, they would have lost because of his defense in that scenario, he put them in a position to win, and his defense lost it, yet Brady is the one with the glory, and Eli isn't, because of one catch?
Do you not realize the stupidity in that?