Tom Brady called Aaron Rodgers an “amazing player” before the two went head-to-head



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Tom Brady said he would “love” to see Aaron Rodgers play ahead of the two veteran quarterbacks facing off on Sunday.

It will be the third time Brady has gone head-to-head with Rodgers since signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with the Bucs defeating the Green Bay Packers in the teams’ previous two meetings, including the 2021 NFC Championship.

“He’s an amazing player, it’s been a long time,” Brady said when asked by reporters about facing Rodgers, who he took to the golf course with earlier this year for The Match.

“I love watching him play, and he’s from California, so I feel like we always have a little bit of a connection.

“He’s an older guy now. He has been a great player in the same place for a long time. There are definitely some challenges with that, but he’s navigated them pretty well and he’s done 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 on the season, thanks in large part to the team’s stout defense, which earned victories over the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints early in the 2022 NFL season.

Even with the results going his way, Brady has stated that he is “close to the end” of his NFL career, having already come out of retirement this year.

Earlier this week, Brady also revealed that he gave his seven Super Bowl championship rings – six of which he won with the New England Patriots – to a friend who was planning to display them in a museum in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup.

Brady’s ‘Let’s Go!’ podcast on Monday, “I gave them [the seven rings] he sent them to a friend of mine to be enjoyed in a museum in Qatar. Fans and tourists will have the opportunity to enjoy them during the World Cup.”

Asked more about it on Thursday, Brady told reporters: “I visited Qatar a couple of times and I really liked it. There’s a great sports museum there.

“I wanted a lot of people who will be there to be able to see American football and the impact it has had on all of our lives and how big the sport is. I thought it would be a very nice thing to see what we do with them.”