Before the New England Patriots face the Denver Broncos next Sunday, Tom Brady wants it known that he wouldn't trade his offensive weapons for anyone else's in the league. Brady made the remark on the Dennis and Callahan Show on WEEI Monday morning when asked about the comparison between the receivers available to him and to Peyton Manning.
“I love the guys that I play with," he said. "I wouldn’t change any of them for anybody. The group that I’ve been lucky enough to play with — and I’ve had some great ones over the years. As a quarterback, you work all offseason with the group of guys and you develop a chemistry and a camaraderie with each other, and it’s great when it all pays off."
In the 51-23 blowout win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Brady threw for 354 yards on 30-of-35 passing with five touchdowns and no interceptions. Two Patriots receivers finished with over 100 yards on the day, led by tight end Rob Gronkowski with nine catches for 149 yards and three touchdowns. Brandon LaFell finished with 11 catches for 124 yards and one score.
So far this season, Brady has thrown for 18 touchdowns while Manning has 22. Both quarterbacks recently reached milestones, as Brady hit the 50,000 career passing yards mark and Manning broke the all-time record for career touchdown passes.
The Patriots are currently 6-2. They travel to Denver on Sunday to take play the 6-1 Broncos.
- Jack Jorgensen