Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has a reputation as a smart player. He also has a reputation as an outspoken, controversial and even disrespectful football player.
For a segment with Sports Illustrated‘s The MMQB, Sherman analyzed who he thought were the most intelligent quarterbacks in the league. His most intelligent quarterback is Denver Broncos signal-caller Peyton Manning. Not too surprising, but he does make one notable snub. He left three-time Super Bowl champion and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady off the list.
It is what it is. If this were a top 6, he’d be in there. Tom Brady is one of the hardest to intercept, and still has one of the best arms in the league, but this was the year the young guys took a step forward.
Sherman does list him as an honorable mention. Aside from manning he put Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck in the top five behind Manning in that order.
It could be viewed as slightly biased, he had that run-in with Brady and plays with Wilson presently. He also played with Luck at Stanford.