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Many commentators have compared Matty Ice and Peyton Manning. They're both 6'5. They were both Heisman candidates. They were both the first QB taken in their respective drafts - Manning first overall and Ryan third overall. They're both ridiculously awesome. But how do their first-three-years-as-a-professional (regular season) numbers truly compare?

DVOA

Ryan (2008-2010): 30.9 percent (4th overall), 16.7 percent (15th overall), 24 percent (7th overall) more valuable than league-average

Manning (1998-2000): 4.5 percent (18th overall), 29.8 percent (2nd overall), and 35.1 percent (1st overall) more valuable than league-average

DYAR

Ryan (2008-2010): 1,167 yards (7th overall), 828 yards (13th overall), 1,350 yards (6th overall) above replacement

Manning (1998-2000): 579 yards (13th overall), 1,434 yards (1st overall), and 1,766 yards (1st overall) above replacement

AY/A

Ryan (2008-2010): 6.8 yards

Manning (1998-2000): 6.8 yards

TD/Int Ratio

Ryan (2008-2010): 1.94 (66/34)

Manning (1998-2000):1.46 (85/58)

Int Percentage

Ryan (2008-2010): 2.3 percent

Manning (1998-2000): 3.43 percent

Record

Ryan (2008-2010): 33-13

Manning (1998-2000): 26-22

QB Rating

Ryan (2008-2010): 86.9

Manning (1998-2000): 85.5

Completion Percentage

Ryan (2008-2010): 60.8 percent

Manning (1998-2000): 60.4 percent

Sack Percentage

Ryan (2008-2010): 3.9 percent

Manning (1998-2000): 3.23 percent

Passing Yards/Game

Ryan (2008-2010): 218.7 yards/game

Manning (1998-2000): 255.9 yards/game 

Don't know about y'all, but my opinion is that Matty Ice is not the next Peyton Manning. He'll be better than Manning. And he won't do all kinds of annoying ad campaigns. Book it!