Watch: Tom Brady reacts to Myles Garrett’s helmet hit, Steelers-Browns incident
The moment Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hit Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on the head with his own helmet, it was inevitable that almost all of the league’s top players would have their own takes on the situation. New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was one of those players who made his opinion on the issue known.
He was asked by the media about his thoughts on the situation, and the Patriots QB was quite neutral with his take on the issue. He didn’t pick sides and took it as he saw it, understanding the nature of the game.
“These things happen so quick, it’s an emotional game,” Brady said. “People play with emotion, and it’s a physical sport.”
This response is the perfect textbook answer to avoid adding fuel to the fire. There’s been enough damage done that he felt he didn’t need to add his personal opinion on the issue. Moreover, the punishments laid out by the NFL was more than enough to state the severity of the offense.
Garrett will be suspended for the remainder of the season, including playoff play if the Browns manage to salvage their season. Multiple players also got suspensions for their involvement in the scuffle. While Rudolph didn’t get suspended as he was the primary victim of the assault, he will surely get fines and other harsh penalties for his involvement in the incident.
Garrett was the first overall pick in the 2017 Draft by the Browns and has been a key component of their defense. This year, he’s completed 29 tackles and forced two fumbles.