The rivalry between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots has been intense, but one rival player had nothing but praise for a New England legend.
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson took to Instagram after the Broncos’ 20-18 win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game to praise Brady, who reportedly had plenty of praise for the Anderson.
"I know a lot of people hate this man," Anderson said, "but when he was pick 199 and he was over look (sic) he inspired me."
Anderson, who was undrafted, has been one of the Broncos’ top weapons this season, despite a slow start to the year. Anderson led the team in rushing with 72 yards in the AFC title game, including a 30-yard run late in the game that proved to be instrumental.
Anderson and Brady met on the field after the game, and according to Anderson’s Instagram post, Brady had some encouraging words.
"’He said "CJ way to fight and prove everybody wrong you belong in this league and your (sic) one hell of a player I love the way you run keep climbing to be great," Anderson wrote.
You can see the full post here.
The post reads:
I know a lot of people hate this man but man when he was pick 199 and was over look he inspired me I was undrafted and over came all the odds so bless what he told me at the end of this game. He said "CJ way to fight and prove everybody wrong you belong in this league and your one hell of a player I love the way you run keep climbing to be great" those words meant so much growing up watching Tom overcame I’m proud to say I’m 3-2 vs his teams and proud to say I get to battle him every year. Thanks Tom for telling me those words they will stick and I know a lot of people don’t like you but I have MAD RESPECT. Thanks I see you overcome as others in this league and now it’s my turn.
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