After the Washington Football Team’s division-clinching win against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, defensive end Chase Young was caught on camera saying, “Tom Brady, Tom Brady, I’m coming! I want Tom! I want Tom.”
You may have missed this controversy amid Eagles players trying to fight their head coach for throwing the game, but it happened.
On Wednesday, Young was pressed on whether he had any remorse for blatantly calling out one of the all-time greats.
“I play ball,” he said.
“I’m excited to go against the best. The media, their job is to stir it up. If you know me, I’m excited for 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.”
And get Tom he will. Young’s squad will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday. As things currently stand, the latter group enters the proceedings as an eight-point favorite.
Young’s track record against rival quarterbacks is nothing to sneeze at. The former No. 2 overall pick has amassed 7.5 sacks and a team-high four forced fumbles. He has also returned one fumble for a score.
That being said – Brady is surprisingly elusive for an old, slow guy. Thus far he has been sacked only 21 times, the fourth fewest in the league for quarterbacks who started in at least 15 outings.
“Ask any edge rusher in the league who they want to sack and most might say Tom Brady,” Young continued.
Come this weekend, he will get his wish. Will the former Ohio State standout regret what he asked for? Time will tell.