Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady sent Chase Young an autographed jersey following their meeting in the Wild Card Round. Brady even took it a step further, having some fun at Ohio State’s expense.
Future Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young made noise when he made it clear he wanted to face Tom Brady ahead of Washington’s NFC Wild Card Round with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It was without a doubt an ambitious ask for the young edge rusher, and it caught the attention of Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians. In the end, Tom Brady and the Bucs beat Washington 31-23 to advance to the NFC Divisional Round.
The two stars clearly have a lot of respect for each other as they spoke both before and after the game. Young called Brady the “the real GOAT (greatest of all-time).” He respects Brady so much so that he even asked for the future Hall of Famer to sign his game jersey from that night and send it to him. Brady obliged, saying he would send it his way.
And here we are one week later, it looks like Chase Young has received his special present. Young received Brady’s jersey on Saturday complete with an autograph and “best of luck” message. Brady also had to troll Young a little bit writing, “Go Blue!” on it.
Young went to Ohio State, of course, while Brady is a Michigan alum.
The young defensive end showed off the newest addition to his collection in an Instagram story. It was also later shared by Brady himself.
No Hard Feelings Between Tom Brady and Chase Young
At the end of the day, there were obviously no hard feelings between Tom Brady and Chase Young. The rookie, like all athletes, is extremely confident and was looking forward to the challenge of defeating someone as great as Brady.
In fact, Washington actually put the Buccaneers on upset alert late in the game due to the play of backup quarterback Taylor Heineke. But it just too little too late to top the Buccaneers, who under Brady, earned their first playoff win since 2002.
Young was unable to get a sack on Brady, but he did record three total tackles on the day. As for Brady, the six-time Super Bowl champion went 22-of-40 for 381 yards and two touchdowns.
Although Washington was unable to come up with the win, Young did get himself one heck of a parting gift. An item such as a Tom Brady-signed jersey would sell for hundreds of dollars, if not thousands, to a fan. But even with the new piece of memorabilia to display on his wall, we can rest assured knowing that Young will be thinking about his first career sack on Brady in the 2021 season when the Football Team meets up again with the Buccaneers.
Meanwhile, Tom Brady is of course focused on taking down the rival New Orleans Saints on Sunday night. With a win, it would send the Buccaneers to the NFC Championship Game where they would visit the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.