Longtime New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will make his debut on Sunday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus the New Orleans Saints in a matchup of two of the greatest QBs in NFL history.
It will truly be a historically rare game as both Tom Brady and the Saints’ Drew Brees are each over 40 years old and each is still capable of slinging it with the best in the league.
Saints head coach Sean Payton has been having a little fun with Brady ever since the future Hall of Famer became a member of the NFC South.
During The Match with Tiger, Phil, and Peyton Manning, when Brady flubbed a shot, Payton was quick to jump on Twitter and take a jab at his new division rival.
Payton also revealed back in May that he had already texted Brady about the Saints week one game versus Brady and the Bucs.
“We want to quiet the cannons. That’s what I text Tom. I said ‘Hashtag keep the cannons quiet.’ We’ve known each other for years,” Payton admitted, adding that Brady’s response was, “Oh, he laughs. He says ‘You guys are the favorites. We’re the underdogs.’ Blah blah blah.”
On Wednesday, while speaking to Tampa Bay area media, Payton once again took the opportunity to takea funny jab Brady – this time over Tom’s special TB12 branded water.
While admitting that Brady and his own quarterback Drew Brees have really changed how athletes approach their health and nutrition in their 40s, he told the media, “Tom’s got that whole TB12 line, and he had me buying the water in the offseason, and it was fantastic.
“Only (problem) is, the emails don’t stop coming,” Payton added. “And I told him, ‘Hey, can you stop sending me emails? And then he purposely went to the company and now they’re doubled. Every morning I wake up, I’m gonna erase about 15, maybe 12 emails.”
Sunday’s game should be very interesting. Brees has already said about his approach to the 2020 NFL season, “At this time, I’m on borrowed time. I’ve got nothing to lose. I’m turning it loose.” Meanwhile, Brady is being joined by his buddy Gronk in playing their first game for a new team.
Also of note, Sunday’s game will be the very first time in five years (74 straight regular season games) that a Tom Brady-led team enters the weekend as the underdog.