CJ Anderson shares inspiring message from Tom Brady
Tom Brady may have seen his season come to an end following a defeat to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game last weekend, but he still was gracious in defeat. In fact, he had it in him to share an inspirational message with one of his opponents.
Broncos running back CJ Anderson, who rushed for 72 yards on 18 carries in the 20-18 win, posted on Instagram Tuesday about the message Brady shared with him following the game.
I know a lot of people hate this man but man when he was pick 199 and was over look he inspired me I was undrafted and over came all the odds so bless what he told me at the end of this game. He said "CJ way to fight and prove everybody wrong you belong in this league and your one hell of a player I love the way you run keep climbing to be great" those words meant so much growing up watching Tom overcame I'm proud to say I'm 3-2 vs his teams and proud to say I get to battle him every year. Thanks Tom for telling me those words they will stick and I know a lot of people don't like you but I have MAD RESPECT. Thanks I see you overcome as others in this league and now it's my turn.
Putting aside Anderson’s horrific grammar and obvious neglect of periods in favor of run-on sentences, that message was pretty cool. Brady was famously a 6th-round pick who became one of the greatest players ever. Anderson went undrafted out of Cal but still made the Pro Bowl last season and is in the Super Bowl this year.
Even in defeat, Tom Brady is still a winner after sharing a message like that.