The New York Jets seem quite excited about their rematch with the New England Patriots Sunday.
At least defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson does.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady added to his legacy by throwing a 17-yard touchdown pass to rookie Kenbrell Thompkins with five seconds left to give the Patriots a 30-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints Sunday, but that didn’t seem to impress Richardson. Richardson was the 13th overall pick of the first round by the Jets in the 2013 NFL draft.
“I’m not treating him like Superman,” Richardson told Rich Cimini of ESPN.com Wednesday. “He’s Tom Brady, I’m Sheldon Richardson. He’s a name. He’s a figure, a franchise player. I’m trying to get after him, simple as that. No one really treats him like [Superman] around here. I think he’s the complete opposite of that.”
Brady’s Patriots defeated the Jets 13-10 back in week two, but the Jets did an excellent job against Brady, holding him to just 185 yards on 19-of-39 passing.
On the season, Brady is 136-of-239 for 1,480 yards with eight touchdowns and four interceptions.
Richardson has been excellent, recording 30 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
The Patriots and Jets will kick off at 1:00 pm EST Sunday.