Tom Brady fires back after Josh Allen questioned viral golf shot
By Jerry Trotta
For any golf fans — or New England Patriots diehards — former quarterback Tom Brady will join forces with Aaron Rodgers to compete against Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes in the latest version of “The Match” on June 1.
If you can believe it, this will be Brady’s third appearance in the celebrity golf tournament. The Patriots legend has twice teamed up with Phil Mickelson. Ironically enough, Rodgers, Brady’s new teammate for the event, beat Brady and Mickelson last year when he was paired with Bryson DeChambeau.
Though all proceeds will go to charity, there’s been plenty of trash talk leading up to the 18-hole event in years past. Given that four of the NFL’s top quarterbacks will participate this year, the tensions are already mounting.
Fittingly enough, most of the trash talk has involved Brady and Allen, former rivals in the AFC East before TB12 signed with the Buccaneers.
After Brady shared a video to Twitter that showed him seemingly making a hole-in-one, a once-in-a-lifetime achievement for the best golfers on the PGA Tour, Allen made it clear he thought Brady staged the shot.
Things are getting heated between former Patriots QB Tom Brady and Bills star Josh Allen before “The Match.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time a viral Brady video has been perceived as fake.
Last summer, the seven-time champ posted a clip showing him throwing three consecutive perfectly-placed passes to a football accuracy machine. Even for a QB of Brady’s prestige, the placement of these throws forced many Twitter skeptics to believe Brady’s social team edited the video.
There’s no way to know if Brady’s hole-in-one was legitimate. You know what was authentic, though? The three-time MVP’s response to Allen. After the Bills QB called his golf prowess into question, Brady went scorched earth on his former rival. The best part? Brady dropped the golf theme and focused on football.
Yes, Brady really went there and he actually has a point! Last season, the Buccaneers bested Allen’s Bills in an overtime thriller. Brady finished with 363 passing yards and two touchdowns in the game, including the 58-yard game winner in OT that was actually the 700th of his career.
For his career, Brady is undefeated against Allen, whose Bills didn’t start their AFC takeover until after Brady left New England. The former Patriot went 4-0 vs Buffalo after Allen became the starter in 2018. Brady wasn’t at his Sunday best in those games, but the record speaks for itself.
Allen likely meant no harm with his reply to Mahomes’ tweet, but he should’ve known better than to talk smack to Brady. At the very least, he shouldn’t be surprised football’s ultimate competitor fired back with a savage response.
Mark those calendars for June 1, folks!