On the field, quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have a history.
Off the field, they have a friendship.
“It’s really grown over the years,” Brady said in a conference call Wednesday. “We’ve known each other for a long time. We talk about a lot of things. We’ve seen each other off the field quite a few times over the years. He’s always really been someone I look up to and admire — certainly the way he plays the game, but also the way he handles himself off the field.”
Eleven years and four days ago, the two shook hands at Foxboro Stadium for the first time. It was during warmups prior to the first start of Brady’s career when he approached the Colts’ signal caller.