Tom Brady is the latest person in the NFL to weigh in on the league's hot topic: the Giants' decision to bench Eli Manning.
Brady, who hasn't lost a step despite turning 40 years old before the season started, sympathizes with the situation Manning has found himself in with the Giants.
"I have nothing but the most respect for him and everything he's achieved and accomplished in his career," Brady said in an interview with Westwood One Radio.
To the delight of Giants fans, Brady mentioned the pair's Super Bowl matchups.
"Obviously, being on the other side of two of those Super Bowl losses to an Eli Manning-led team, I just have so much respect for his dependability, for his consistency, for his toughness," Brady said. "You know that's really everything you want in an NFL player, and I think Eli has always provided that for the team. So I think it's a pretty unfortunate situation."
The Patriots' quarterback admits it's just an unfortunate part of professional sports.
"You always wish for everything to go like a fairy tale, but it doesn't," Brady said. "Michael Jordan played for the Washington Wizards. I mean, who would have ever believed that? And that's just pro sports."