“Best quarterback I’ve coached against, he does tremendous job and they have good players and they have a good system.
The longtime Patriots coach also said he sees no weaknesses in Manning's game.
Belichick and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are 10-5 against Manning in the regular season and 2-2 in the postseason. Manning has played in AFC Championship games against the Patriots both as a member of the Colts and Broncos.
Belichick praised Manning’s talents while also acknowledging NFL greats Joe Montana, Dan Marino and John Elway, all of whom Belichick has faced in his 40-year coaching career.
Since being drafted as the first overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 1998, Manning has won the league MVP five times, earned Pro Bowl honors 13 times and won a Super Bowl title. He recently became the all-time leader in career touchdown passes after throwing his 509th touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7.
This season, Manning has thrown for 2,134 yards and 22 touchdowns with only three interceptions. Last year, Manning tossed an NFL-record 55 touchdown passes.
- Danielle Zhu