In case you think the NFL games you’re watching on Sunday seem more like the high scoring NCAA games you watch on Saturday, well, you’re not the only one.
Apparently so does Tom Brady.
And he said exactly that during his weekly radio appearance yesterday, when the Patriots QB was asked how his year on the bench in New England helped him as a young quarterback—a fitting question considering he is facing KC’s Pat Mahomes this weekend who did exactly that last season behind Alex Smith—and why teams are no longer keeping rookie quarterbacks on the bench.
“I think it was a different time. Football was different then. Now, in some ways, pro football is more glorified college football. In some ways, the transition—it’s more similar than it used to be when I first started. Football now is removing some of the physical elements of the game. It’s more of a space game. You see a lot of college plays more in the pro game now than I remember when I started,” he said.
It may sound like Brady is concerned with the direction of the game based on those comments, but, actually, it was also his way of deflecting any thought of Mahomes—who no one can argue has had four impressive games.
Brady has had five pretty good games that ended with him holding a Lombardi trophy.
So even a remote comparison between the two will get a response like that.
Hey, at least he didn’t hang up on them this time.
Source: USA Today