Chris Hogan explains 'you're too old' embrace with Tom Brady following AFC championship

Ryan Hannable
January 29, 2019 - 5:49 pm

ATLANTA -- Following the AFC championship win over the Chiefs, footage of Tom Brady and Chris Hogan went viral.

"You’re too old,” Hogan joked in a video surfaced on the official team Twitter account.

“I’m too old,” Brady responded. “You’re too slow. We got no skill players. We’ve got no defense. We’ve got nothing.”

Speaking Tuesday in Atlanta before Super Bowl LIII, Hogan explained that exchange.

“I think that our entire team believes in each other," he said. "Everyone on this team does a great job of blocking out the outside noise and whatever is said about us, or our team. There’s always going to be discussions about certain guys on our team and the way we are playing. At the end of the day, what we care about most is winning football games and preparing ourselves, and believing in one another.

“That was just a special moment. Being with him and going on the road and winning that football game -- we have had a tough time in the past in the AFC championship game on the road and to win that game like that, it was a special moment with our team. Just really excited and proud.”

Hogan has embraced the underdog role most of his career and has needed to work extremely hard to get to where he is now -- playing in three straight Super Bowls.

“I have had to use a lot of it during my journey," he said. "I would say I am one of those guys who teams are looking for a reason to get rid of most of the time. But, like I said, all the opportunities I get I try and take advantage of and my main reason for sticking around is I gave them reasons not to get rid of me. I just tried to make as many plays as possible to try and show them how hard I work and how hard I prepare and that I am willing to do whatever it takes to win football games and to accept whatever role they want me to be in. I think that has helped me throughout my career.”

Hogan, who has had a subpar season, had five catches for 45 yards in the AFC title game.

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