Jets CB Jamal Adams is reveling at the chance to potentially defeat Tom Brady and the Patriots on Sunday.
The Jets play host to the Patriots as both teams are part of a three-way tiet for the AFC East lead. The matchup, however, doesn't favor the Jets as Brady and company are projected to earn the win on the road.
But Adams is primed to do the exact opposite: He wants to defeat the quarterback he refers to as the GOAT.
"It's an opportunity of a lifetime," Adams told NJ.com's Darryl Slater. "It's a crazy opportunity for me, a dream come true. I get to play against Tom Brady. Everything I saw when I was a fan [watching the NFL on television] is everything I see when I'm watching film now as a player going against him. Brady is the GOAT, man."
The 40-year-old Brady may not be the same player Adams grew up watching, but when he looks on film, Adams admits he still has game. HIs age isn't a factor.
"Yeah, he's old, man. I'll give you that, He's definitely an old guy," Adams said. "But when you see him on film, he's still young. The old age, as everybody calls it, that doesn't matter, man, He's still doing it. He's still the best, one of the best to ever do it."
Through the first five games, Brady has thrown 11 touchdowns, one interception, and owns a 112.0 QB rating. When thinking about Brady, Adams recalls the miraculous comeback in the Super Bowl this past season. Like many, he wasn't surprised at all because you can never count out Brady -- especially in big games.
"I wasn't jaw-dropped at all, man," Adams said. "You've got to lock in and finish with those guys, because those guys can come back any minute, because at the end of the day, they have the GOAT -- Brady and the bunch."
In five games, Adams has 25 tackles, one sack and has yet to secure his first career interception.