"I think number one, he's won a bunch of championships. Ultimately as a quarterback, that's what you want to do and that’s what you want to accomplish. The three championships that he’s won, he's played great and almost had the best season ever when they lost in the championship game. For me, being able to watch a quarterback like that, how he handles himself, the emotion that he plays with but at the same time the calmness that he plays with, the accuracy, the leadership, the way he motivates his players, the way he gets in and out of great plays, the way he’s able to handle any situation. Those are definitely things for me as a young quarterback I can definitely learn from and he’s someone that I’ve watched for a long time. He’s been one of the best in the business and he’ll definitely go down as one of the best. My hat is off to him and his career and how great of a quarterback he’s been and good for him."
Both quarterbacks will meet in their first playoff matchup Saturday when the Patriots (13-3) host the Broncos (9-8). Brady won the first head-to-head meeting in Week 15 of the regular season. Tebow will try to even the series with both seasons on the line.