TAMPA BAY – Admittedly, it was a little strange to see Tom Brady having fun and cracking jokes once he left the Patriots for the Buccaneers. But now, Brady’s amusing pranks have almost become an everyday event.
Such was the case Wednesday when Brady took a playful shot at MVP candidate and Pro Bowl quarterback Josh Allen. Brady, Allen, Aaron Rodgers, and Patrick Mahomes are all set to participate in TNT‘s golf exhibition titled The Match, and Brady had some heavy words for Allen, who is one of Brady’s opponents.
“Golf sh** talk is a little different than pro football sh** talk,” Brady said via The Athletic‘s Greg Auman. “… Josh really hasn’t backed much up on the football field in his career, let’s be honest, especially playing against me.”
The Buccaneers QB is obviously having fun, but man, that was a complete and total evisceration.
And the worst part for Allen and the rest of Bills Mafia? Well, the seven-time Super Bowl champion is absolutely right.
Allen is 0-4 against the GOAT since he was drafted in 2018. Three of those losses came when the former Patriot was in New England. The fourth -and most recent loss- was last year’s 33-27 heartbreaking loss to the Bucs in overtime.
To make matters worse, Allen hasn’t been his MVP candidate-type self in those games. Before last year’s game, Allen had yet to finish a matchup with a higher than 50% completion rate against a Brady-led team. Allen’s overall stats include an average completion rate of 55% that resulted in a total of 886 passing yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. Those numbers work out to a lowly quarterback rating of 59.8.
The Buccaneers and Bills won’t meet in the regular season, so Allen won’t get his shot at redemption/vengeance, then. However, there is a very good chance both teams make it to the Super Bowl this year.
If Allen can take down the proverbial Goliath on the game’s biggest stage, then I’m sure that’ll make up for all the years of misery.
h/t Greg Auman of The Athletic
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