The best pro football player in the world today is quarterback Peyton Manning. Who is the brother of quarterback Eli Manning. Who led a last-minute drive to win the Super Bowl, as did Joe Montana. Who threw 55 career touchdown passes to wide receiver Jerry Rice. Who was a Super Bowl MVP, as was quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Who called his own plays, as did the quarterback who won the first-ever Super Bowl, Bart Starr. It seems the stars of today are more closely connected to each other and to the pioneers of the game than you might think.