To say Cris Carter was excited about running into Tom Brady before Super Bowl LIII would be an understatement.

The FOX Sports 1 “First Thing’s First” host told the story about crossing paths with the New England Patriots quarterback and his family before the big game against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Not only was he starstruck by “The GOAT,” Carter also had a message for the QB.

Well, he certainly isn’t wrong.

Brady completed 21 of his 35 passes for 262 yards in New England’s 13-3 victory over Los Angeles to secure its sixth Super Bowl championship. Who knows, maybe Carter’s encouraging words before the Pats took the field stuck with Brady.

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