Re: A man realizing the end is near
The 'realization' that OP touches on is THE prime example why Big Ben should get over his ego and not worry about modeling himself after Brady/Manning/QB X.
QB's like Brady/Manning may be media/fan darlings, put up gawdy stats and have a history of winning, but neither have won it all in some time.
TEAMS may rally to/under guys like Ray Lewis, Colin Kaepernick, T-Gonz, Russell Wilson, etc., but TEAMS win championships.
However long Big Ben has left, he needs to remember that if he wants his TEAM to get one (or more) rings.