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Chase Young Getting Support for Tom Brady Call-Out

David Kaestle
Chase Young during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Chase Young during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Chase Young has already established himself as one of the better pass rushers in the NFL as we sit here at the end of his rookie season, and he has the confidence to match.

Following the Washington Football Team's Sunday Night Football victory in Week 17 that earned them a playoff berth, and a Wild Card matchup with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Young had some words for the 43-year-old signal-caller.

After those strong words made their rounds, a few days later, Young isn't backing down off of them. While many viewed this as potential bulletin board material for Brady and Tampa, Young doesn't seem to see it that way, and if he does, he doesn't care.

"I play ball. 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 GOAT? You trippin'. I'm not going to apologize for saying I want Tom. No, I want every quarterback I play against."

Chase Young, ESPN

It is certainly a potential tight rope Young is walking, but he's a talented rookie that clearly isn't scared of anything. We will see this weekend if Young's words will come back to haunt him. Washington is 7.5-point home underdogs in the Wild Card game.

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