Pete Prisco, of, annually ranks the top 100 players in the NFL. View his rankings for 2011, below.

Pete Prisco, of, ranks Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (above) and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as the top players in the NFL.

I copped out.

When it came time to pick the No. 1 player in the NFL, I couldn't make a decision.

It came down to the same argument many of us have had for much of the past decade: Tom Brady or Peyton Manning.