Brett Favre: Tom Brady is the best quarterback in the NFL today
On Sunday, Brady and the New England Patriots defeated Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-21. Manning threw for 100 more yards than Brady, but threw two interceptions to go with two touchdowns compared to four touchdowns and one interception thrown by Brady.
"We've learned not to write Tom Brady off. Today's game, he's the best quarterback out there," said Favre. "Not taking anything away from everyone else, but he's proven that he can get it done. Bottom line, he can get it done."
On the season, Brady has 2,392 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and three interceptions through nine games. He is tied for third in the NFL for most touchdown passes and is fifth in passing yards.
Manning recently broke Favre's record for most career touchdown passes, surpassing Favre's mark of 508 during a victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
"Well deserved Peyton. Congratulations on breaking my record," Favre tweeted afterwards.
Last month, former NFL coach Tony Dungy said he thinks Brady has had a better career than Manning, because "It's all about getting the Super Bowls and winning, and Tom's been to five of them."
Brady has won three Super Bowls and been named Super Bowl MVP and NFL MVP twice each. In his career, he's thrown for 51,541 yards, 381 touchdowns and 137 interceptions.
The Patriots (7-2) have a bye this week. They have not lost since a 41-14 Monday Night Football loss to the Chiefs on Sept. 29.
- Molly Geary