Tom Brady, Peyton Manning share

FOXBORO – The relationship began on Sept. 30, 2001, the same day Tom Brady [stats] was introduced to the NFL world as a starting quarterback.

A second-year player trying to fill the shoes of Patriots [team stats] franchise quarterback Drew Bledsoe, Brady was undergoing his pregame warmups in Foxboro when Colts quarterback Peyton Manning crossed the 50-yard line to see him.
Already a two-time Pro Bowler, Manning nevertheless introduced himself: ā€œIā€™m Peyton Manning.ā€