Tom Brady did not get a chance to play against Alex Smith in the Wild Card win over the Washington Football Team, but he still had a lot to say to him after the game was well over.
Brady was mic’d up for the game and the audio of their meeting on the field was released as you could hear the Tampa Bay QB telling him he was an “inspiration” for his comeback season.
“Hey, I’m so proud of you, bro,” Brady said. “You’re unbelievable, you know that? You’re an inspiration to all of us.”
Our first playoff win from @tombrady's perspective 🙌
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) January 12, 2021
Smith tried his hardest to play in this game, but his calf injury would not allow it. He was instead replaced by Taylor Heinicke, who absolutely balled out and was close to actually pulling off the unthinkable.
Smith is likely the favorite for Comeback Player of the Year after returning to the field following a gruesome leg injury in 2018 and 17 surgeries to repair it.
The vet QB played in eight games in 2020, throwing for 1,582 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions while completing 66.7% of his passes.