In the four seasons since returning from his 2008 knee injury, Tom Brady has averaged 34 touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 4,590 yards, and a 102.88 quarterback rating.

The 35-year-old, however, said he feels better about his passing ability now than he ever has.

"Going into my 14th year, I have never had more confidence in how I am throwing the football," Brady told Sports Illustrated's Peter King at a Best Buddies volunteer event. "I've never felt better throwing the football."

The eight-time Pro Bowl quarterback said his extra confidence entering the 2013 season is a result of how his mechanics have improved this offseason. After long-time quarterbacks coach Tom Martinez died 15 months ago, Brady took up with former major league pitcher-turned-quarterback-tutor Tom House.