Tom Brady said he “loved” watching Aaron Rodgers play in front of the two veteran quarterbacks who faced off on Sunday.
This will be the third time since signing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that Brady has faced Rodgers, with the Bucs defeating the Green Bay Packers in the teams’ previous two meetings – including in the 2021 NFC Championship.
“He’s been an amazing player, for a long time,” Brady told reporters when asked to face Rodgers, who he teamed up with on the golf course earlier this year for The Match.
“I love watching him play, and he’s from California too, so I feel like we still have a bit of a connection.
“He’s an older guy now. He was a great player in one place for a long time. There are definitely challenges with that, but he navigated them pretty well and did a great job leading the team. They’ve won a lot of games since he’s been there.
Brady’s Tampa Bay is 2-0 this season, thanks in large part to the team’s strong defense, having recorded wins over the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints at the start of the 2022 season. of the NFL.
Even though the results went his way, Brady hinted that he was “near the end” of his NFL career, having already returned from retirement earlier this year.
Earlier this week, Brady also revealed he gave all seven of his Super Bowl championship rings – including six he won with the New England Patriots – to a friend who arranged for them. be exhibited in a museum in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup.
Brady said on his “Let’s go!” podcast on Monday, “I gave them [the seven rings] to a friend of mine who sent them to enjoy in a museum in Qatar. Fans and tourists will be able to enjoy it during the World Cup.
Asked about it on Thursday, Brady told reporters: “I had visited Qatar many times and really enjoyed it. There is a great sports museum there.
“I wanted to allow a lot of people who will be there to see American football and the impact it has had on all of our lives and what a great sport it is. For them to see what we play for, I thought that would be really cool.