After several weeks counting down from #100, the NFL Network finally gave us the top 10 players in the NFL, voted by the NFL players themselves, and Patriots QB Tom Brady landed at the #1 spot. This is a tremendous honor for Brady because this was not voted on by fans or the media, but by the guys he plays with and against. In being chosen #1, Brady (at least for now) has beaten out his rival Peyton Manning, who came in at #2. Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis and New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis presented the video feature on Brady.
There are really just too many great quotes to pull from the video piece from Ray Lewis and Darrelle Revis. The video is a MUST VIEW, especially if you’re a Patriots fan, and you can view it by CLICKING HERE.
Tom Brady called into the “Top 100 Reactions” show to voice is his thoughts on being selected the best in the NFL, and it was classic Tom Brady.
Brady opened up by crediting his teammates past and present for his success, calling the honor of being voted as the best by his peers, “very flattering,” but, “All thanks to my teammates past and present.” Despite being selected ahead of Peyton Manning, Brady gave a glowing recommendation for Manning being #1.
“To me, he’s the greatest of all time,” Brady said, noting Manning’s preparation and drive to constantly improve. He also talked about his relationship with Peyton, noting that they’re close friends. He also threw some love back Ray Lewis’ way, saying that, “Every play in your game plan is designed so that he doesn’t make the play.”
Brady was also asked how he’s been able to get it done throughout his career without “big name” offensive weapons. However, Brady said, “To me, I play with the best guys,” saying that Deion Branch and Wes Welker are great receivers. He then proceeded to rattle names of Patriots past, like David Givens, Troy Brown, David Patten, Christian Fauria, Corey Dillon, and Antowain Smith. One thing that can never be said of Tom is that he isn’t humble, and at least for one year, that he’s not the best in the NFL.