Tom Brady: 'I definitely have a little chip, so to speak'

Ryan Hannable
January 20, 2019 - 4:21 pm

KANSAS CITY -- Tom Brady is certainly embracing being an underdog this week.

The 41-year-old and the Patriots are three-point underdogs to the Chiefs in the AFC title game and many experts are picking against him.

Brady seems to be using it to his advantage.

“I have my moments. You’ve known me pretty well over the years," Brady said to Jim Gray on the Westwood One Radio pregame show. "I definitely have a little chip, so to speak. That hasn’t gone away in many years. It’s still there.”

The quarterback was asked if he's embracing being an underdog, or if it's aggravating?

“It is the truth," he said. "This team is the No. 1 seed. We’re the No. 2. Everyone makes their predictions and so forth and we’re definitely an underdog in this game. We’re playing against a great football team and they are playing well at home. Hopefully we can go take care of business.”

Lastly, Brady was asked about his "everybody says we suck" comment following last week's game and if it was directed at anyone, or anything specific?

“Like I said before, generally over the course of the season we have heard a lot of things," Brady said. "We never lost faith. We never lost confidence. We just kept working hard. The fate of our team is decided by who plays for our team and not anyone else. We’ve stuck together. We’ve played as a team and that is why we’re playing in this game.”

With a win over the Chiefs, Brady will advance to his ninth Super Bowl.

Related: What Tom Brady said early in week that will give Patriots fans tons of confidence going into AFC title game