Following the death of legendary Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay took to social media over the weekend to reveal his list of the «Top 5 NFL Players of All Time.»

But the list stirred up a bit of controversy due to one notable absence.

UNDATED: American football player, running back Jim Brown, #32 of the Cleveland Browns, stands on the field during a game. Jim Brown played for the Browns from 1957 to 1965. (Sports Spotlight via Getty Images)

Irsay named Brown, a nine-time Pro Bowl running back and five-time NFL rushing leader, as his number one, followed by seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and two-time Super Bowl champion and Denver Broncos legend John Elway.

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Rounding out the list at No. 4 and No. 5 were Hall of Fame defensive ends Deacon Jones and Reggie White.

But Twitter users couldn’t help but notice that Irsay apparently snubbed his own former quarterback. Peyton Manning.

«No love for 18??» asked one user.

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With many arguing that Manning, a five-time league MVP, two-time Super Bowl champion and 14-time Pro Bowl selection, should have been on the list over Elway, Irsay defended his picks, saying Manning would «definitely be on his list.» «Top 10».

Peyton Manning with Colts owner Jim Irsay after winning the AFC Championship in 2010

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning #18 celebrates victory with owner Jim Irsay as the Indianapolis Colts host the New York Jets in the AFC Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts beat the Jets, 30-17, to advance to the Super Bowl. (Al Pereira/Getty Images)

«It’s just that Elway didn’t have great offensive players around him until the end, when he won 2 in a row and his feet are remarkable, of baseball talents…» Irsay said in part.

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Any list of «all-time» greats is sure to spark any debate, but Irsay, by leaving out one of the Colts’ most legendary players, raised several eyebrows.

Peyton Manning with Colts owner Jim Irsay at his jersey retirement ceremony

Peyton Manning and Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, pose for photos during a retirement ceremony for Manning’s jersey during halftime of the game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 8. October 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by (Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

Manning, 47, spent 14 seasons in Indianapolis but missed his final season because of a neck injury. He was released the following year and eventually signed with the Denver Broncos, where he would win another Super Bowl.