Bill Polian claims to have only identified future Hall of Fame quarterbacks during his time with the Indianapolis Colts when he already had Peyton Manning.
Polian says he had a first round grade for Tom Brady, but they didn't select him despite his fall to the six round since they already had Manning.
“Well, (Ben) Roethlisberger later on [in 2004]—we were really high on him. Aaron Rodgers the year after. That’s the only name that comes to mind right away. And I don’t think there was a guy in between, but Tom Brady would have been a guy, and we were very high on him. Our guys really loved him, but we weren’t in the quarterback market, obviously. Those would be the guys I remember us giving solid, first-round, can-lead-you-to-a-championship grades.”