New England Patriots: Tom Brady Impressed by Aaron Rodgers
By Nick Ziegler
Like many fans, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is also impressed by what Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is able to do.
After the New England Patriots were able to defeat the Houston Texans on Saturday night, the NFL was treated to a couple of great games on Sunday. In the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers was the star of the show.
As arguably the hottest quarterback in the NFL right now, Rodgers was very impressive in the win over the Cowboys. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was extremely impressed by what Rodgers was able to do in the road victory.
“I think he does things that no one in the league has ever done or can do, just because of his physical ability,” Brady said Monday morning during his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI via Mike Reiss of ESPN. “Some of the plays he makes are just phenomenal.”
One of the plays that Rodgers made will go down as one of the best throws in recent playoff history. With just a few seconds left, Rodgers connected with tight end Jared Cook on a 35-yard pass. The catch on the sideline was a great one by Cook. However, the throw across his body on the run was outstanding by Rodgers.
“I think he makes everything look so simple because he has such an efficient delivery,” Brady said via Reiss. “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.
“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.”
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Brady likely won’t be able to watch Rodgers this week, as they will be playing just before the Patriots on Sunday. However, Brady might be facing off with Rodgers in the Super Bowl this season.