The Washington Football Team locked itself into a home playoff game against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when it beat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 on Sunday night to clinch the NFC East title.
Nobody is happier to face Brady than Chase Young, Washington’s No. 2 overall pick who put together a strong case for Defensive Rookie of the Year with seven and a half sacks, 10 tackles for loss, 44 tackles, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown in 15 games this season.
This isn’t the first time Young has expressed his desire to sack the six-time Super Bowl champion. Before he was drafted, Young was interviewed at the NFL Combine and asked who he wanted to sack the most once he made it to the NFL. Even after being prompted to answer with former Ohio State teammate Joe Burrow when a picture of them was put in front of him, Young chose Brady.
Washington didn’t face the Buccaneers in the regular season, so this will be Young’s first opportunity to bring Brady down. The Wild Card game is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, setting up a primetime matchup that will see both Young and Brady attempt to make their fair share of plays.