Patriots RB coach Ivan Fears: 'Fantastic' seeing Kevin Faulk wear Tom Brady jersey at NFL draft

Ryan Hannable
May 02, 2016 - 10:51 am

[caption id="attachment_94900" align="alignright" width="150"]Ivan Fears Ivan Fears[/caption] FOXBORO -- Not many people within the confines of Gillette Stadium know Kevin Faulk better than running backs coach Ivan Fears. Fears coached Faulk from 2002 to the end of his career in 2011, so he wasn't surprised at Faulk wearing a Tom Brady jersey under his jacket when announcing the Patriots' third-round pick Friday night at the NFL draft. In fact, he knew Faulk would do something to support Brady, he just didn't know what it would be. "Fantastic. Fantastic," Fears said Monday of what he thought of Faulk's choice. "You know that's my boy. If anyone could go out there and do the right thing -- you know Kevin and [Tom] Brady are [tight]. You know he was going to do something. I was just waiting to see. I loved it." Faulk is also up for the Patriots' Hall of Fame this summer and Fears said he has his vote. "He's got my vote, you know that guys," he said. "He's got my vote. What he did here and what he's been able to do for this program for the years I have been here. The kind of guy, leadership role, definitely my guy." Check out our poll for the Patriots Hall of Fame by clicking here.