Super Bowl 53: Rams safety ready to take on ‘beatable’ Tom Brady

first_img“It’s an honor, honestly, he’s the all-time great; he’s beatable, though,” Johnson told the Los Angeles Times. “You just can’t go in there with the mindset of, ‘Oh, it’s Tom Brady.’ He’s definitely beatable, so we’re going to go in there and give it a go.”Johnson felt the need to later clarify his comments, saying he respects Brady but still wants to beat him. Related News Tom Brady may be the greatest quarterback in NFL history, but he isn’t invincible.Rams safety John Johnson III is looking forward to facing off against the Patriots quarterback Sunday on football’s biggest stage, but is even more excited about the prospect of stealing a sixth Super Bowl ring from the veteran. Nick Foles to buy out contract after Eagles pick up $20M option, report says The Patriots are making their NFL-record 11th Super Bowl appearance and ninth with Brady under center, though New England also boasts the most championship losses with five. Brady’s most recent rings came in 2015 and ’17, but his latest defeat came last season at the hands of Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles. “He’s the GOAT,” Johnson said. “Everyone loves him. All my friends, every time a Patriots game came on, they’re like, ‘Patriots by 100.’ That’s the type of faith and confidence they have in him, so I’m just glad I’m on the other side now and get a chance to compete with them.”The Rams and Patriots kick off Super Bowl 53 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at 6:30 p.m. ET.center_img NFL Honors 2019: Full list of every award winner — Patrick Mahomes wins MVP, Offensive Player of the Year “If that’s bulletin board material, if you need bulletin board material for this game, go ahead,” Johnson said. “It’s kind of comical. All I said was, he’s an all-time great, the greatest to ever do it, that’s all I said. I meant it in a way that he’s not undefeated this year. He has losses in the Super Bowl, that’s all I meant about it. I’m just being realistic, stating a fact.”last_img

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