Dec 27, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) fumbles the ball on a hit by Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) in the second quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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Chase Young explains why he called out Tom Brady

Washington Football Team rookie defensive end Chase Young doubled down on his comments regarding Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday.

As for Brady, the six-time Super Bowl champion didn’t sound interested in stoking the fire.

Let’s start with Young’s comments on Sunday, when the 21-year-old was caught on camera saying: “Tom Brady, Tom Brady, I’m coming! I want Tom! I want Tom.”

Young didn’t back off on Wednesday, which is three days before fourth-seeded Washington (7-9) hosts the fifth-seeded Buccaneers (11-5).

“I play ball,” Young 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 G.O.A.T.? You trippin’. I’m not going to apologize for saying I want Tom. No, I want every quarterback I play against.”

Young has done his fair share of getting after the quarterback since being selected by Washington with the second overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. He has collected 44 tackles, 7.5 sacks and a team-best four forced fumbles over 15 games during his Pro Bowl season.

Brady, 43, had no issue acknowledging Young on Wednesday.

“He’s obviously a great young player. We’ve got our hands full with that D-Line – one of the best D-Lines in the league,” Brady said. “Chase is a great young player — he went to Ohio State, so naturally I think that Ohio State-Michigan thing wears off on him a little bit. I understand that. We’re prepared for a tough challenge and it should be a fun game.”

–Field Level Media

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