Broncos running back C.J. Anderson shared an inspirational message from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Instagram on Tuesday
Following the Broncos’ 20–18 win over the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, Anderson says Brady had some encouraging words for him.
“He said ‘CJ way to fight and prove everybody in this league wrong you belong in this league and you’re one hell of a player I love the way you run keep climbing to be great,’” Anderson wrote in his post.
Anderson also reveals how Brady inspired him to pursue a career in the NFL, even as an undrafted free agent, and how he has “mad respect” for the quarterback.
The Broncos are set to take on the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.
I know a lot of people hate this man but man when he was pick 199 and was over look he inspired me I was undrafted and over came all the odds so bless what he told me at the end of this game. He said "CJ way to fight and prove everybody wrong you belong in this league and your one hell of a player I love the way you run keep climbing to be great" those words meant so much growing up watching Tom overcame I'm proud to say I'm 3-2 vs his teams and proud to say I get to battle him every year. Thanks Tom for telling me those words they will stick and I know a lot of people don't like you but I have MAD RESPECT. Thanks I see you overcome as others in this league and now it's my turn.
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