Tom Brady’s arrival in Florida in the offseason was met with much fanfare. He signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth almost $60 million (including bonuses). Tom Brady is expected to lead the Bucs to the playoffs this season. With a 3-1 record, the Florida-based outfit is on-track to make it to the post-season.
On the other hand, Nick Foles joined Matt Nagy’s Chicago Bears in a trade deal from Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this year. He started the season as the back-up behind youngster Mitchell Trubisky. However, Nagy announced that Foles would start in Week Four after an impressive display against Atlanta Falcons the week before.
Foles underperformed last weekend as the Bears lost to the Indianapolis Colts. Now, Brady and Foles will set a new NFL record when they start for their respective teams on Thursday night.
The last time Tom Brady and Nick Foles played against each other was back in the Super Bowl LII two years ago. Back then, Foles was the starting quarterback for Philadelphia Eagles, while Brady was the number one choice for Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots.
On Thursday night, these two veterans will become the first pair of quarterbacks in NFL history to start in a Super Bowl and play each other in the regular season with different teams.
Chicago Bears are heading into tonight’s game, fresh off the first loss of their season. The Buccaneers are on a three-match winning streak at the moment. They made their way to a comfortable 31-38 win over the Los Angeles Chargers last weekend.
The six-time Super Bowl winner was voted as the NFC Offensive Player for Week Four, and fans will expect him to lead the Bucs to another win tonight. It will be a tough task for coach Matt Nagy to thwart the free-flowing Buccaneers offense. The likes of Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks will have their hands full on Thursday night. Make sure you catch this game live.