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Drew Brees is a big fan of Tom Brady

Ryan Hannable
September 13, 2017 - 2:27 pm

FOXBORO -- Drew Brees has known Tom Brady a long time.

The two even played against each other in college when Brady was a senior at Michigan and Brees was a junior at Purdue.

“We played against each other in college so we have known each other for a long time, I guess it was 1999 when he was at Michigan and I was at Purdue," Brees said Wednesday on a conference call. "I’ve got a ton of respect for Tom and what he’s accomplished. I don’t know if there is a guy in this game that has been more disciplined, more mentally tough and is just so consistent, so, so consistent. A lot to be respected. I have a ton of respect for him, his approach and his accomplishments.”

Despite their age, Brees and Brady are two of the best quarterbacks in the league and are showing no signs of slowing down.

They will face off for the first time since 2013 on Sunday in New Orleans.

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