Manning appears more accurate, and his rainbow touch on
end-zone timing passes is as good as any NFL quarterback's.
Leaf has the better deep arm, and his overall touch is well
above average. The ability to throw all the routes is a
strength of both.|
One popular theory about the two is that Manning is better
prepared now for the pros, but that Leaf will be the better
player in five years because of his arm strength. That
theory would have more credence if Leaf's arm were
significantly stronger than
Manning's. It's not. "Arm strength is no problem for
either guy," says
Tampa Bay Buccaneers director of player personnel Jerry Angelo.
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