Brady: Peyton’s my brother from another mother

Tom Brady’s first words on Aaron Hernandez, and playing—he’s serious—past 40

KING: You’re unusually friendly with Peyton Manning. Will you still be friends when you’re 70?

BRADY: Yeah, I hope so. We’re pretty good friends. I like that. It’s important to me. Peyton has two brothers he’s really close to; I don’t have a brother. We’re competitors on the field, but there’s no reason we can’t be good friends off it. There’s not many people who understand what our jobs are really like, on and off the field. Over the years, I’ve taken my cues on how to act as a player and a leader from lots of guys I respect around the league. Peyton’s one of those. He always knows how to act, what to say, how to represent the game right way. That’s how I want to be.

Big brother Peyton is just 4-9 against Brady, including 1-2 in the playoffs; he's 3-2 against Drew Brees (including a SB loss), who is sometimes described as Archie's fourth son, and he's 2-0 against his actual brother.

Peyton and the Broncos will visit Eli and the Giants in Week 2, and visit Brady in New England in Week 12.

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