Ever wonder what it would be like if Peyton Manning faced little bro Eli in the Super Bowl? Yeah, me too, and I’ve concluded that it would be ridiculously awesome. However, at this point I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. The Giants are only good every four years or so, and Peyton has some well-documented difficulties playing games in temperatures below 62 climate-controlled degrees.
However, this year we do get a sibling rivalry Super Bowl, thanks to the fact that Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers and John Harbaugh’s Ravens have made it to the big game. And while that doesn’t seem as intriguing on the surface, when you think about it it’s even better than a Manning Bowl. After all, the QB’s just go out there and do their thing. They don’t create the strategies. But two coaches? How’d you like to be at the next family reunion if one of them burns the other on a trick play?
Anyway, in honor of the Harbaugh brothers, today we’re taking a look at 15 of the most successful NFL families. Some are bigger than others and some are more accomplished than others, but they’ve all got the NFL in their DNA. So take a look.