Some people raised their eyebrows Sunday when Tom Brady took a shot at the Patriots’ doubters following New England’s 41-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC Divisional Round. Brett Favre wasn’t one of them.
Brady’s “everybody thinks we suck” comment made some people roll their eyes at the thought of the big, bad Patriots viewing themselves as underdogs, while others gave the 41-year-old quarterback an atta boy.
Favre added his two cents Wednesday, when the Hall of Fame quarterback appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio and explained why he thinks Brady made the comment.
“We have to have something that motivates us, and what Tom was saying there is motivating him,” Favre told host Bruce Murray. “You go, ‘Why does he need anything else to motivate him?’ It’s what makes him who he is.”
Brady and the Patriots will play the chip-on-their-shoulder card for the remainder of the postseason, as New England was instilled as a betting underdog for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game tilt with the Kansas City Chiefs.
With temperatures hovering around zero, Brady will need the fire lit by all his doubters to keep him warm as the Patriots vie for their third straight AFC title.
Thumbnail photo via Jim Matthews/Wisconsin via USA TODAY Sports Images.