If you could pick one player to build a team around,
who would it be?
Peyton Manning, Colts QB 29%
Tom Brady, Patriots QB 16%
LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers RB 10%
Reggie Bush, Saints RB 8%
FAST FACTS Players were polled in preseason.... Falcons
QB Michael Vick (4.9%) was fifth.... Bush, Titans' QB Vince Young (sixth, 4.3%)
and Texans end Mario Williams (13th, 1.1%) were the rookies to get multiple
votes.... Two offensive linemen got more than a vote: Seahawk Walter Jones and
Ram Orlando Pace.... On Sunday, Manning's Colts beat Brady's Pats 27--20; Brady
is 6--2 against Manning.... Manning has started 136 straight games, Brady
86.... The top four finishers play on teams that are a combined 26--6 this
[ Based on a survey of 361 NFL players ] ? For an
expanded version of the poll, go to SI.com/players.