While new Giants coach Joe Judge never coached Tom Brady directly, he was with the Patriots for eight years so he got a good look at how the quarterback operates on a daily basis.
Now that Judge is in New York with the Giants and the head coach of a young up-and-coming QB in Daniel Jones, he believes his time with Brady can help the Duke product.
"Just from the experience of being around guys like that you can share some different elements of how different guys did things -- although you have to let him be his own man and prepare his own way," Judge told SNY. "I obviously have a world of respect for Tom and a lot of appreciation for my time with him," Judge added. "But I'm really looking forward to working with Daniel."
As for what impressed Judge most about Brady? His preparation.
"The biggest thing I ever observed from Tom in my eight years with him was that his preparation was phenomenal, but his accountability is what really separated him from a lot of other players," he said. "His stature in the league was such that he could've just taken that role of superstar, but he always came in every day, put his nose the grindstone and just worked tirelessly. That, to me, is something I'll always take away from being with Tom for those eight years.
"And I think any player who wants to be great can take that same thing."
Jones is coming off a rookie season in which he started 12 games, completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 3,027 yards, 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.