Tom Brady Hopes Chris Long Takes It Easy On Him During SuperBowl

The New England Patriots are getting ready to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl on Sunday, but before they square off, both teams have to fulfill their media obligations.

On Tuesday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who will be attempting to become the oldest quarterback to win the Super Bowl, said he hopes former teammate Chris Long, who won a Super Bowl last year with the Patriots, takes it easy on him if he gets an opportunity to bring him down. The Patriots are currently -4.5 point favorites over the Eagles in Super Bowl 2018 betting at online sportsbooks ahead of Superbowl 52 on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“I hope he doesn’t hit me too hard if he gets a shot. Hopefully he respects his elders a little bit out there,” Brady said with a smile Tuesday.

Brady also added that he had a lot of respect for Long, who donated his entire 2017 salary to different charities.

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“I really enjoyed my time with Chris. He’s a helluva player and he made huge plays for us last year. He’s made some great plays for the Eagles this year. They have a dominant pass rush — on both edges, right up the middle, and he’s a big part of that. He’s a great leader, practices his butt off, great enthusiasm. I have a ton of respect for him.”

Brady is the first 40-year-old quarterback to guide his team to the Super Bowl, and will break Peyton Manning’s record of being the oldest quarterback to win the Super Bowl if they defeat the Eagles on Sunday.

Brady will also pass another legend on Sunday as he will become the oldest non kicker to play in the Super Bowl, a distinction that was held by Jerry Rice, who was 40 years and 105 days old when he played in the Super Bowl with the Oakland Raiders in 2003.

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