As the New England Patriots quarterback recovered from his Saturday playoff win, he made sure to catch Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers hitting the field Sunday. Brady, who plays most of his game from the pocket, expressed admiration for Rodgers' athleticism.
"I think he does things that no one in the league has ever done, or can do, just because of his physical ability," Brady told WEEI radio Monday, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. "Some of the plays he makes are just phenomenal ...
"I always love watching his tape, admiring the things he can do, because I can't do many of those things. ... Whenever he's on, I usually stay up and watch."
Rodgers and Brady have only faced each other once in their careers, a 26-21 Packers victory in November 2014. Rodgers still has some work to do to match Brady's resume, but the Patriots quarterback makes it sound like he already looks up to his younger counterpart.
"I think he makes everything look so simple because he has such an efficient delivery," said Brady. "Everything really looks effortless with him, which is the amazing part.
"He's definitely working hard, but he's making hard look easy; it's a very effortless style he plays with. The velocity of the ball, the placement of the ball. I mean, he's just an incredible player. He works very hard at it, he's a very talented player, and he's just having an incredible season."