Washington DE Chase Young Doesn’t Regret Calling Out Tom Brady
On Sunday night, Washington Football Team tight end Chase Young called out Tom Brady as he left the field following the team’s NFC East title-clinching victory against the Philadelphia Eagles. Young was caught on camera saying, “Tom Brady, Tom Brady, I’m coming! I want Tom! I want Tom!”
Later in the week, on Wednesday, Young doubled down on these comments and showed that his stance has not changed.
“I play ball, I’m excited to go against the best. The media, their job is to stir it up. If you know me, I’m excited about every game. Tom Brady, you think I’m not excited to play against the GOAT? You trippin’. I’m not going to apologize for saying I want Tom. No, I want every quarterback I play against,” Young told ESPN.
Young’s wishes will come true on Saturday night as Washington will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Brady at FedEx Field. Brady, 43, who will be appearing in his 12th straight postseason Saturday, did respond to Young’s words via video-conference call.
“He’s obviously a great player,” Brady said. “We’ve got our hands full on that D-line, one of the best D-lines in the league so, Chase is a great young player.”
Young, the No 2. overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, might be a rookie, but he has a big personality. Over the course of the season, Young has delivered pregame speeches and walked the sidelines during games to encourage the offense.
Not only that, during a loss to the Carolina Panthers, when backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke replaced Dwayne Haskins, Young ran onto the field during a time out to pump up Heinicke. Earlier this week, Young’s coach Ron Rivera said that this situation would become “bulletin board material” for Tampa.
“They’ll have fun with it. You’ve got to chalk it up to youthful exuberance, but that’s who Chase is. I do cringe, but at the same time, I smile at it because he loves playing the game. I think that’s what it’s all about. That’s who Chase is. That’s the kind of guy we want on our football team.”