Tom Brady Gives This NFL Defensive Legend the Shoutout Of His Career After Making Honest Admission

Published 06/04/2022, 6:00 AM EDT

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It goes without saying that an elite quarterback has to face a muscle-bound defensive player from a rival team on the field. It doesn’t matter if it’s Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, or even Tom Brady; someone who recently reveals his most despised defensive backfield in the line of work.

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You would not want to drive into the defensive players if you’re thinking like a quarterback. One of the most damaging activities would be to collide with them. Furthermore, Brady’s endurance implies he’s been against many players on rival teams throughout his 22 years in his professional life.

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Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, and Josh Allen all joined in on the conversation before the start of ‘The Match’. The quarterbacks spoke with J. J. Watt during Bleacher Report’s Hot Seat Press Briefing. During the conversation, one question the fans asked is who are the QB’s most hated defensive backs to face on the field.

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Brady has confronted many solid defensive backs. However, he claims just one, in particular, was the most daunting problem he has ever faced. The GOAT of the NFL writes back with Ed Reed.

Safety Reed is a famed Baltimore Ravens defensive star. For his exceptional playmaking skill sets, the league enlisted him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was named Defensive Player of the Year and All-Pro 8 times while assisting the Ravens to win a Super Bowl.

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The two legends faced off 7 times. This happened when Tom Brady was the QB1 for the Patriots and Ed Reed still was playing for the Baltimore Ravens. Four face-offs took place during the regular season, and both clubs split the sequence with two victories apiece.

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During their careers, Reed and Brady encountered three times in postseason games. Reed and the Ravens won the series 2-1, making it one of the few postseason instances in which Brady has a losing record. During a matchup in the 2010 NFL Playoffs, Ed Reed intercepted Brady for a game-winning touchdown in a Ravens triumph over the Pats.

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As of now, Tom Brady is ready to rumble on the turf, while Ed Reed is living the life of a Hall of Famer. However, the above numbers won’t lie. Edward Earl Reed Jr. is the Kryptonite to the Superman known as Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.

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