Chase Young bounced off the field Sunday night following Washington's NFC East-clinching victory over Philadelphia, already thinking about his first playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"Tom Brady! Tom Brady, I'm coming. I want Tom!" Young shouted as he ran to the locker room.
With Sunday night's victory, Washington hosts Brady's Bucs on Sat., Jan. 9 at 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC.
Favorite for the Defensive Rookie of the Year, Young led all rookies with 7.5 sacks, tied for third-most ever by a Washington first-year player.
Young was a dominant force this season that turned Washington's defensive front into a playoff-bound menace. According to NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth during Sunday night's broadcast, defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio compared Young's leadership in his first year to a young Ray Lewis, which is exceedingly high praise.
The book on slowing Tom Brady during his 21-year career has always been pressuring with four defensive linemen. Move the 43-year-old off his spot, and you'll have a chance to slow his offense.
Bucs coach Bruce Arians was asked about Young wanting to face Brady.
"We'll have our hands full," Arians said, "but it's one of those games where you better watch what you wish for."
To have any shot to pull the upset against the 11-win Bucs, Washington will need Young and the rest of the D-line to be in Brady's face all night.