Tom Brady is three time Super Bowl champion, he has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in the NFL for 15 seasons and even has a supermodel wife, so what could he possibly be envious of Andrew Luck for?
Brady was recently asked about the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts who currently leads the NFL in passing yards and the 37-year-old quickly began to heap praise on a player he has admired for some time.
The Patriots signal caller even went as far to admit that Luck does many things that he can only wish of being able to do himself.
Andrew Luck is in his third season in the league and has showcased rare leadership that far exceeds his age, he entered the NFL with unparalleled hype and followed an exiting Peyton Manning into the starting quarterback position for the Indianapolis Colts and continues to amaze fans and experts alike with his progression.
Brady is not the only one to notice the astonishing growth of Luck, many are starting to mention the young quarterbacks name in MVP talks.
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Brady is Jealous
Brady spoke to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com and began to heap the praise on Luck, even describing aspects of his game that he is jealous of, he said:
“He’s a great player, in his third year, and he’s had a lot of success, Their offense is doing a great job this year; they score a lot of points [averaging a league-high 32.2 per game], especially at home. He’s kind of the ringleader. He does a lot of things I wish I could do.”
The two quarterbacks are set to meet this Sunday when the Patriots venture to Indianapolis to take on the 6-3 Colts, Brady continued:
“He’s big, fast, shrugs off blockers. He makes a lot of extended plays, He’s a great passer. I think they’ve thrown for more yards [3,105] at this point in the year than any other team in history. It speaks to what they’re doing offensively, and it’s a great challenge for our defense. We’re going to have to score a lot. When you play another great offense, you’re going to have to put up a lot of points, similar to our last game [against Denver]. We realize we have a big job, too. My focus is on the other side of the ball, but you also know you’re not going to be able to score 13 points and win the game.”
The Patriots are currently the top seed in AFC and are riding a five game win streak that has seen them progress to a record of 7-2, during the previous five contests the Brady-lead offence have averaged a ridiculous 40.2 points per game.
The matchup between Indianapolis and New England has been synonymous with Brady and Manning for many years, the contest will boast the quarterback who has thrown more yards than anyone else in the league, the surprise is that its not either of those prestigious names, it's Andrew Luck.
Lucas Oil Stadium is set to be the scene for what is expected to an exhilarating shootout between two of the best teams in the entire NFL, and two of the best quarterbacks to boot.