Video: Denis Leary on Tom Brady

Mike and Mike: Denis Leary (2:47)

Denis Leary discusses why Tom Brady is moving up his list of favorite Boston athletes (2:47)

In the video above, comedian (not to mention rabid Boston sports fan) Denis Leary checks in with Mike & Mike to discuss Tom Brady and the surging Patriots. He called New England’s blowout over the Jets on Monday night “really astonishing.”

“You have to look at Tom Brady as the ultimate Patriots hero in that town,” Leary says. “Bobby Orr won two Stanley Cups with his guys. I don’t think Brady ever gets enough credit because he’s a good looking guy who’s married to one of the most beautiful women in the world, which automatically makes all of us -- including the 3 of us -- incredibly envious. I think he gets points taken away by people all the time. This guy’s a brilliant quarterback.”