New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he's looking forward to Sunday night's game against quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, saying that Rodgers has motivated him to be a better player.
"He throws some of the best incompletions I have ever seen. It is going to be a big challenge for our defense. We’re going to try and make it hard on their defense and we’ll see how it shakes out. They have had a lot of close games this year. I am sure this will come down to the wire.”
Brady was also asked who is the best to ever play the game, but as expected the 41-year-old didn't want to go there.
“I think it’s a hypothetical question that is truly impossible to answer," he said. "It’s great to debate and those types of things. … It’s hard to compare positions and eras. It’s impossible to answer. I think Aaron is one of the best ever to play the game. He’s got every skill you need to be a great quarterback. I think there is a lot of other guys who are playing today that are phenomenal — Ben Roethlisberger, I think he is an incredible player. What Drew Brees has done, and I am just talking players who are playing. I mean Peyton Manning, I don’t think there was anyone who commanded the position better than Peyton what he did from Indy to Denver. That was spectacular. I got a chance to play against Brett Favre and I saw Steve Young last night and Joe Montana is a guy I have always looked up to.
"Ultimately, there is a lot of ways to get the job done to move the ball down the field and score points. That is what our job is, to go out there and score. Everyone has a little different style and depending on the offense you’re in, the coaches you have and the skill positions you play with, you develop a system around the quarterback in a way.”
With the Packers coming off a loss to the Rams last weekend, they surely will come in with some extra motivation and it has the potential to be another classic like in Green Bay in 2014.
Rodgers versus Brady should be an exciting game between two of the best to ever lace them up.