The rivalry between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will never end, even though one QB has been out of the league for years and the other one is getting ready to play in his 10th Super Bowl at age 43.
Manning and Brady have a longstanding friendly feud, with both of them never shying away from taking shots at the other.
Manning was next up to get a shot in during his hit television series Peyton’s Places where he was speaking to actor Kurt Russell on his role in the 1986 film “The Best of Times.”
Russell plays a quarterback in the movie and pointed to the ball being “smaller and softer” for film purposes. That was prime picking for Manning to jump and take a swipe at Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
“The only thing that saves me was that it is a slightly smaller ball and kind of soft in the middle where I could get on top of it,” he says.
“kind of like the Patriots,” Manning says.
Deflategate was a huge controversy that took place back in 2015 after the Colts accused the Patriots of using deflated footballs against them in the AFC Championship game.
In May 2015, the league announced that Tom Brady was suspended without pay for four games based on “substantial and credible evidence” that Brady knew Patriots employees were deflating footballs and that he failed to cooperate with investigators.
The Patriots went on to win the Super Bowl that same season.