Tom Brady had high praise for Lamar Jackson before he ran circles around the Patriots.
Brady approached Jackson during warmups before Sunday night’s Patriots-Ravens game in Foxborough
“You’re doing some great stuff,” Brady said. “Keep it up, man. Big fan.”
“Yes, sir,” an apparently star-struck Jackson replied.
Jackson certainly wasn’t starstruck when the whistle blew. He tortured the vaunted Patriots defense with his legs and his arm, leaving defenders in the dust and making accurate passes en route to a 37–20 Baltimore victory. He finished the day completing 17 of 23 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown, while adding 61 yards rushing on 16 carries and another score on the ground.
After the game, Brady sought out Jackson again to congratulate him on the performance.
The respect was mutual, though, as Jackson took the opportunity to let Brady know he thought he was the “GOAT.”
With any luck, we’ll get to see these two guys match up again in the playoffs and put on another show.