- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Chase Young is understandably excited for the test he and Washington’s defense will face Saturday in the NFC wild card round.

When Washington defeated the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Young skipped from the field and said, “Tom Brady, I’m coming. I want Tom. I want Tom.”

Young will have the chance to test if he really wants Tom when Brady and the Buccaneers visit FedEx Field on Saturday. In 41 postseason games, Brady has won 30 of them. He’s thrown for an average of 277.76 yards per playoff game, with 73 total touchdowns to 35 interceptions.

Oh, and he’s won six Super Bowls.

In his first season with the Buccaneers after a dominant run with the New England Patriots, Brady has thrown for 4,633 yards with 40 touchdowns and 12 picks. The 43-year-old shows no signs of slowing down.

When Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians was asked about Young’s eagerness, he was quick to heap on praise for the defensive rookie of the year candidate. But that praise also came with a caveat.

“It’s kind of like what [Steelers coach] Mike Tomlin was talking about, you don’t want to have to draft that high to get guys like that,” Arians said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “But you’ve got to play against them. He’s a hell of a player. Making him a captain as a rookie speaks volumes.

“Both those kids from Ohio State, he and [Terry] McLaurin, are great kids. He’s a handful, but so is Sweat, (Daron) Payne, the rest of those guys. Ryan Kerrigan, I’ve had a ton of respect for a long time. We’ll have our hands full, but it’s one of those games where you better watch what you wish for.”

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