Drew Brees can’t wait for “History Channel” battle with Tom Brady

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Between them, Drew Brees and Tom Brady have a lot of everything: wins, completions, yards, touchdowns, rings (mostly belonging to Brady), awards (mostly belonging to Brady) and respect.

“Tom and I have a friendship and a mutual respect,” Brees said Wednesday.

While Brady has more rings and more awards, Brees has the upper hand in their head-to-head battles.

They will meet for the third time this season, the eighth time ever and the first time in the postseason. Brees is 5-2 against Brady, including 2-0 this season.

“We were texting back and forth on Monday, just kind of chuckling at this whole scenario, right,” Brees said. “He’s 43. I turn 42 on Friday, so that’s 85 years and a lot of football experience that’s going to be on the field on Sunday.

“When Tom Brady signed with the Bucs, and I knew that he was coming to our division, I envisioned this game. What was that, nine months ago? Eight months ago? I envisioned this game happening, because I knew our aspirations as a team, to be in the playoffs and beyond, and I certainly knew what he was bringing to the Bucs and that talented roster. And so, I think this is probably where we all envisioned being at this point in the season.”

The combined age of 85 will make Brady and Brees the oldest starting quarterbacks playing against each other in NFL history.

Brady tweeted a meme for the aged, depicting the all-time greats as older quarterbacks set for battle on The History Channel. It was a play on Nickelodeon’s broadcast of the Saints-Bears game last weekend.

Brees retweeted it and chuckled when asked about it Wednesday.

“Unfortunately, they made me look like the dad from Family Ties. I didn’t like the hairline. I’ll be honest,” Brees said. “I would’ve liked a little thicker head of hair. I know I’m getting older and probably losing a little bit. I would have liked a little more hair up top. I’ve never been able to grow a beard, so that’s what I’ve got later on my future. Maybe I’ll get a nice, good, thick beard going. But I thought it was hilarious.”

17 responses to “Drew Brees can’t wait for “History Channel” battle with Tom Brady

  1. brees somehow avoided playing the superbowl bound patriot teams over the years – beat the 2002 9-7 patriots, 2005 10-6 patriots, and 2009 10-6 patriots

  2. Just think, if it weren’t for Brady the Patriots would be the Bills and Belichick would be Jim Tomsula

  3. I used to think 40 was old, but now I have kids that age working for me.
    Going to be a great game.

  4. This is unprecedented. Amazing they are both still playing at such a high level. Funny how throughout the season when one of them had an off game or half, so many people would count them out, saying they were washed up and should retire. Yet here they are rising to the top once again. Brady looking like his 30 year old self the last few games throwing accurate deep balls and Brees coming back from a tough injury to lead the Saints to the division title and home field in the divisional round. I’m not a life long fan of either team, but they have been incredible. Much respect for their careers and the continued will to keep lacin’ em up. It’s tough to win 3 against one team in a season, but I like the Saints in a shootout 42-38.

  5. In this game, I would pick the Bucs, except for one thing – their defensive secondary. The offense is fine, the d-line is solid. However, the secondary left receivers so wide open in the last game that any quarterback worth his salt (as Brees is) could easily shred it. The same can be said for the Packers vs. the Bucs.

    The best scenario for the Bucs is that they somehow get past the Saints and the Rams somehow get past the Packers. Then, it would be the Bucs offense vs. the Rams defense, and I think the Bucs would find a way (I’m not worried about Goff vs. the Bucs defense).

  6. Love or hate either one, we should all just sit back and marvel at the talent, commitment to excellence, maturity, leadership, professionalism, accomplishments, etc of two of the best to ever play the game.

  7. I liked Brees when he didn’t get credit with the Chargers. Since then he beats his own drum way too much.

  8. As a die hard Saints fan it’s been amazing and we’ve been blessed to watch Drew Brees each week. Can’t believe it’s all coming to an end, I would love nothing more than to see him retire with his 2nd ring. But if that doesn’t happy I’ll be fine because I never thought I’d see a Saints championship in my life time.

    Who Dat

  9. Imagine if either of them had kids when they were around 25ish. They’d be out of/almost out of HS and all they’ve ever know is that Dad was one of the best NFL QBs of all time (esp Brady).

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