"Watching him play, he's got a great future," Brady told reporters after the practice. "He's got all the ability."
Praise couldn't come from a better source than the five-time Super Bowl champion, and it didn't appear that Watson was taking the opportunity to share a field with one of football's all-time greats lightly.
"It's always great to be able to learn and watch Tom Brady, one of the best ever, and see how he works," said Watson after the practice session. "Each time he takes the field he's out there taking charge, being a leader."
Though Brady appeared genuinely excited to meet the Heisman finalist, he wasn't ready to share many of the secrets to his success. When asked what advice he passed on to Watson, Brady replied: "Most of the time it's your own team. You're trying to help the guys you play with."
Brady just turned 40, but it seems he's as competitive as ever heading into the upcoming season.