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Tom Brady cracked jokes and congratulated Aaron Rodgers: “He’s got a great career beyond football.”

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 14: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles on October 14, 2021 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Aaron Rodgers’s celebration after a touchdown run Sunday has sparked some conversations around the league. The three-time MVP exchanged some choice words with the hometown Bears fans in the stands.

Among those that responded was seven-time Super Bowl Champ, Tom Brady. On SiriusXM NFL Radio, Brady joked and congratulated Aaron Rodgers. He also commented on possibly owning a few other NFL teams of his own.

“I wanted to say congrats to Aaron Rodgers. Obviously, I know he’s a great quarterback, but I guess he’s now a shareholder of the Bears. I saw a clip of him really enthusiastically telling the crowd how happy he is to own Soldier Field.

And that’s really great stuff. He owns the Bucks now. Part owner of Soldier Field. So he’s got a great career beyond football.”

Tom Brady

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have been arguably the two best quarterbacks of the 2010s. Each of them has countless accolades and is essentially a lock for the Hall of Fame. Despite sharing time in the league for such a long while together, the pair have only faced off four times.

Brady has the edge, winning three of the four matchups. Most recently, Brady barreled past the Packers in the NFC Championship, on the way to his NFL record seventh Super Bowl Victory.

However, the two did matchup off the football field over the offseason. Then, in July 2021, Brady and Rodgers squared off on the golf course in ‘The Match.’ Rodgers teamed up with Bryson DeChambeau to face off against Brady and his partner Phil Mickelson. Finally, Rodgers would sink a putt to seal a victory for him and DeChambeau.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 17: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers is chased by Akiem Hicks #96 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 17, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 24-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Later on, in the interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Brady was asked by host Jim Gray about potentially owning upstate New York. Gray referenced Brady’s remarkable 32-3 record against the Buffalo Bills. Brady gave a humble response to Gray’s proposition.

“Not yet, not yet. Nope. I want to settle for a few things less than that. I’m cool with owning just a few lucky autographs. That’s what I’m the owner of.”

Tom Brady

Then, Gray suggested Brady own a part of New York City, referencing another stellar record against the New York Jets. Brady boasts a 30-8 record against the Jets throughout his career that has spanned over 20 years. However, Brady was a little sharper in his response about the Jets.

“Oh, no, I’ll just take the color green. I don’t need the Jets. I’ll just own the color green. I think that’s a little bit better.”

Tom Brady

However, Brady wasn’t the only NFL legend to comment on Rodgers’s celebration on Sunday. Chicago Bears all-time great offensive lineman Olin Kreutz also gave his thoughts on the matter.

His response had nothing in common with how Brady congratulated Aaron Rodgers. Kreutz went on to call Rodgers’s reasoning for the issue to be lame and even went as far as stating that he wanted to punch A-Rod in the face.

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