Tom Brady: “I’m not a sports machine”
Aidan Hutchinson has lofty goals for his NFL profession. The second overall pick could emerge as an quick starter for the Detroit Lions, but he has something else in mind. He wants a bit of Tom Brady. That might be a Michigan-on-Michigan offense, but for now, the 2 aren’t playing against one another.
Aidan Hutchinson’s words
Hutchinson said he would like to get his hands on the longer term Hall of Fame quarterback. Unfortunately for him, the Lions don’t play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2022, unless the 2 meet within the playoffs. But that did not deter Hutchinson from his goal.
“I mean, I grew up dressing like Tom Brady for Halloween and stuff,” he told Saints star Cameron Jordan on the NFLPA rookie opener, based on JoeBucsFan.com. “So, if I could beat Tom Brady and get him off my back, and hopefully, you already know, talk slightly bit after we stand up.”
Cameron Jordan’s response
“It’s possible he won’t stand up,” Jordan said. “He’s 45 years old or something.”
Hutchinson broke out during his final season on the University of Michigan, becoming arguably one of the best quarterback in college soccer after just two games in 2020. Hutchinson was a top quality player in 2019, however the 2021 season is where he really shined.
Dan Campbell, blissful about Aidan Hutchinson’s pick
He finished the 2021 season with 62 tackles, 14 catches, three passes deflected and two forced fumbles (one fumble recovery).
“As you all know, we couldn’t get the decision fast enough once we knew they (Jacksonville) didn’t take Aidan,” Lions head coach Dan Campbell said. “It worked out great, it was perfect. He’s perfect for us. I mean, he really is every part we’re and he’s an ideal fit for us. I’ve said this before, nevertheless it turned out he was within the backyard.
“It wasn’t due to that, but that is the icing on the cake, that he was right down the road. So I feel prefer it was meant to be. He belongs here, and if you’re going to select guys, particularly of that height, they higher fit every part you do, and he does that.”