Tom Brady in frequent touch with his Super Bowl counterpart

Tom Brady in frequent touch with his Super Bowl counterpart

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he’s kept in touch over the years with Falcons QB Matt Ryan, per WEEI Radio, via ESPN..

Ryan, as many know, has his ties with New England from his days with Boston College (Sorry Matty Ice, your local connection won’t get you any support two weeks from now).

Because of this, Brady says he “always kind of followed him,” adding “We’ve kind of kept in touch over the years,” Brady said Monday morning. “I’m always sending him texts over the course of the season and vice versa. I have a lot of respect for Matt. I like him a lot as a person, as a player, as a leader.”

The Pats and Falcons held joint practices together in 2010 during training camp:

“I got to see him up close and talk to him quite a bit,” Brady said. “Matt is a classy guy and a great quarterback.”