1. Tom Brady: In my opinion the greatest quarterback to ever play in the history of the NFL. To accomplish what his has in the Salary Cap Era is beyond impressive. Every season that he's been a starting quarterback, his supporting cast has changed in some form or fashion. Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw and to some extent Joe Montana played with the same roster their entire careers. There are few players that enjoy playing the game as much as Tom Brady does. I believe guys like Brady, Brett Favre and Darren Woodson would still play the game even if they didn't get paid. They love the game that much. Leadership, football intelligence and mental toughness are off the charts. Despite his advancing age still plays with rare traits. Has figured out how to mask deficiencies that he has due to his age. Generally have a better chance of defeating him early in the season so this late November date will come at a bad time.