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WHO IS THE SMARTEST PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE?
Peyton Manning, Colts QB 62%
Drew Brees, Saints QB 8%
Ray Lewis, Ravens LB 4%
Troy Polamalu, Steelers SS 4%
Ed Reed, Ravens FS 4%
Manning dominated the voting, but his position got far less respect. Of the seven QBs named (brother Eli not among them), only three (Manning, Brees and Tom Brady) received more than one vote. Seven linebackers and 10 defensive backs were cited.... Not a single running back, kicker or punter received a vote; tight ends and D linemen were represented solely by Tony Gonzalez and Albert Haynesworth (one vote each).
Based on 282 players who responded to SI's survey