Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is taking to Twitter to call for Richard Seymour to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Tom Brady Calls for ‘Cornerstone of the Patriots Dynasty’ Induction
Tom Brady posts on social media this morning why he thinks his former New England Patriots teammate is worthy of being in the Hall of Fame, calling Seymour the “cornerstone of the Patriots dynasty.”
“I would love to see Richard Seymour inducted into NFL HOF. Not only was he a dominant player but a team-first, selfless player who played championship fb each & every wk. He was a cornerstone of the Patriots dynasty & deserves to be recognized for his contributions to fb history.”
Seymour responded to Tom Brady’s tweet, however, thanking the “goat” for his kind words.
“thx TB12 the goat. go win lucky number 7 you always make us proud! playing against you for 12 years made me better…if i wasn’t held by 2/3 guys on the helmet catch this would be #8 @elimanning.”
Richard Seymour Professional Career
Richard Seymour is a defensive lineman that retired from the NFL after the 2012 season. However, he boasts a decorated professional career, mostly with Tom Brady and the Patriots.
After playing football for the University of Georgia, the New England Patriots drafted Richard Seymour sixth overall. Along with Tom Brady, New England went one to win three Super Bowls while the pair played together.
In addition, Seymour is a seven-time Pro Bowler and named First-team All-Pro three times. He also has his name in the New England Patriots Hall of Fame and is arguably the best defensive lineman in the NFL.
In September of 2009, the Patriot separated the Tom Brady and Seymour duo when they traded Seymour to the Raiders.
While reportedly unhappy about the trade, Seymour was missing from practice for the first few days following the decision. Seymour and the Raider eventually worked out their grievances. However, after an injury and becoming a free agent, the 6′ 6″ 315-pound lineman called his professional career quits.
Seymour did not receive the contract he was hoping for from any team, including the Falcons, who were pursuing Seymour.