Julian Edelman compares Jimmy Garoppolo to Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

Regardless where Jimmy Garoppolo ends up in 2017, his teammate knows he’ll be just fine.

During a Tuesday appearance on NFL Network’s Total Access, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman said he believes the backup quarterback’s mentality is as strong as some of the greatest signal callers to ever play the game and compared his assertiveness to Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.

Other than a torn ACL in 2008, Brady has been durable and shows no signs of diminished skills, especially with arm strength and accuracy.

Brady told MMQB the secret to his longevity is complete devotion to diet and fitness.

“I’ve worked hard to get a system in place that really works for me and I know could work for everybody else if they just did it,” Brady told the site. “That enables me to play 99 plays [in Super Bowl 51, the most of his career in one game] as a 39-year-old in the last game of the season. … Football to me is more than just a sport. It has become my life. Every choice that I make … what I have for breakfast, how I work out, all of those things. I love the game. I love playing.”

Tarkenton may be one of the best quarterbacks to never Cheap Jerseys win the big game, but his combined stats from his three Super Bowl losses — 36 of 89, 487 yards, one touchdown, six interceptions; one rushing TD — left a lot to be desired.

His worst Super Bowl outing was against Pittsburgh’s Steel Curtain defense; the Vikes’ offense produced no points. Pittsburgh also recorded the first safety in Super Bowl history after Tarkenton fell into the Vikings’ end zone while recovering a Dave Osborn fumble.