Chris Godwin paid tribute to Tom Brady after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback starred against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Brady completed 26 of 41 passes for 399 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in the Buccaneers’ 44-27 victory.
The 43-year-old joined Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history with 40-plus touchdown passes in a single season with multiple teams.
Godwin, who had 133 receiving yards and two TDs, hailed the quarterback.
“That’s really dope. For a guy that is in the public spotlight so much and criticised so frequently, to still be doing it at such a high level at his age, it’s so impressive,” he told a news conference.
“Being able to see that every day, watching how hard he works, watching his attention to detail, I’m not surprised but it’s definitely well deserved.”
Only Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers (three) has had more seasons with 40-plus TD passes than Brady’s two.
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Asked if he expected to perform so well in his first season with the Buccaneers, Brady was full of praise for his team-mates.
“Whatever happens for me as a quarterback is reflective of what our group does on offense,” he said.
“I love playing with the guys I play with, we’ve got a great group of receivers, great group of tight ends, very selfless, the backs have done an incredible job and the way the offensive line is playing and protecting gives any quarterback a great opportunity.
“It’s a team sport, those are great team accomplishments and just proud of all the guys for what they put in this year.
“Now we’re moving into the playoffs and got a great opportunity ahead of us, we’ve got to go and try to take advantage of it.”