ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 19: Ben Affleck attends "The Way Back" Atlanta Q&A screening at Plaza Theatre on February 19, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Warner Bros.)

Most of us here in New England can say we “love” Tom Brady, but when Ben Affleck says it in this interview with Jimmy Kimmel, it takes on a whole new meaning!

Jimmy Kimmel may have started a rivalry between Ben Affleck and Mark Wahlberg in this interview.  Jimmy told Ben that Mark Wahlberg considers himself Tom Brady’s favorite “actor pal.”

Watch Ben Affleck’s reaction and see how giddy he gets talking about the first time he met Tom Brady and how their bromance (which may be one-sided) blossomed!

The love fest begins at 3:32 into the video, but you may want to watch it from the beginning if you’re into the Jimmy Kimmel/Matt Damon rivalry because, of course, Jimmy had to start there with Ben’s BFF.

Ben Affleck’s new movie, “The Way Back” is in theaters this Friday, March 6th.  Here’s the latest trailer…