The 41-year-old is competing for his sixth Super Bowl ring this year, as many believe his time in the sport could be coming to an end.
On Sunday, the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Chargers in the playoffs.
The winner will go on to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
Brady and the Patriots, who suffered defeat last year in the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles, were given an extra week to prepare as they secured a bye.
And the quarterback admitted that he spent last Sunday night watching tape for hours on end in order to prepare as best he can.
Rivers and the Chargers beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 in the Wild Card round to progress to tomorrow night’s game.
“He’s kind of like me,” Brady said to the Chargers official website.
“He wants the ball out of his hands. He kind of wants to be able to anticipate coverages.
“He’s got really a great group of skill players — backs, tight ends, receivers. They’re playing as well as any offense that’s played all season.
“I think he’s an incredible player and has been since he came in the league.
“I don’t know him that well. I’ve known a lot of guys that’ve played with him, and they all say great things.
“He’s a great leader, he’s a great passer of the football, he’s incredibly tough and has just been a prolific passer.
“He’s had an incredible year.”
In response, Rivers was full of compliments for the Patriots star.
He echoed the opinion of most pundits and fans, that Brady is one of the best players in history.
“I have to focus on defense, I’m not playing Tom by any means,” he admitted.
“But is it special to go to New England to go against a Hall of Fame coach and arguably the best quarterback ever to play, and get another shot at them? Heck yeah, it is.”