Nate Sudfeld gets to play his idol this week, if not play against him

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This week in practice, Eagles backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld is playing the role of Tom Brady as the scout team quarterback.

But as it turns out, Sudfeld’s been playing that role for a long time.

Via Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News, Sudfeld has embraced the Patriots quarterback as a role model for years, going back to their California roots and sixth-round draft status.

Tom’s been my biggest idol my whole life because of those similarities,” Sudfeld said. “And yes: We look exactly the same.”

Well, perhaps not, but Sudfeld at least eats and sleeps like Brady. He said he adopted part of the TB12 lifestyle in hopes of replicating his results.

“I’m not going to lie: I ate a lot of his meals in the offseason. I’d cook them up myself,” Sudfeld said. “Everything he was doing — anything he was doing — I was trying to figure out. Sleepwear, you name it.”

Buying the $200 pajamas might not translate to results, but he’s at least doing everything he can to be like Brady for his teammates.

16 responses to “Nate Sudfeld gets to play his idol this week, if not play against him

  1. Instead of trying to emulate with limited ability to replicate. Why don’t you just try to go be the best Nate Sudfeld you can be.

    This is one of the many things wrong with the younger people of today. Always aspiring to be someone else.

  2. Instead of trying to emulate with limited ability to replicate. Why don’t you just try to go be the best Nate Sudfeld you can be.

    This is one of the many things wrong with the younger people of today. Always aspiring to be someone else.
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    It’s a fun story…just enjoy instead of criticize.

  3. Ky, not trying got be a jerk her to you, but you DO realize that the reason why he is trying to emulate Brady this week is because the coaching staff asked him to do it so that the defense can practice against TB tendencies that they have scouted on film right? I mean your societal statement is ridiculous in this context! All that the kid is saying is that like many other young QBs of his age, he admires and wants to follow the path that Brady laid out for QB’s to reach the success he’s reached. I am an Eagles fan and I completely understand what he is saying and what he means. The part where he has to to simulate Brady in practice is just what happens every week by every back up QB in the process of preparing for their next opponent. The part where he is eating right, exercising the way Brady does, and learning all he can from the best QB ever only makes sense if you are in Sudfeld’s shoes! Why wouldn’t you style your lifestyle to match that of the best QB ever especially is you are a young QB in the league? You got to cut the kid a break bud, he’s already way more successful than you or almost all of the “younger” people you refer to

  4. hailtothenamechange says:
    February 1, 2018 at 10:06 am
    This GOAT phrase was kind of clever when it started. Now it’s just trite. Time to move on.

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    Let me try it out………..GOAT……….Nope……Still Clever.

  5. Why did so many of you thumbs down the guy that said he should try to be the best Nate Sudfeld he can be? He’s not Brady and never gonna be Brady, my guess is a bunch of patriots people saw that guy wasn’t all over Brady’s jock and were like, ‘nope, idiot’ even though nothing negative was said about either player

  6. Perhaps if Sudfeld spent more time working on his craft instead of idolizing Brady he might have been a lot further in his career. Instead he is a backup to a backup.

  7. isithockeyseasonyet says:
    February 1, 2018 at 11:05 am
    Why did so many of you thumbs down the guy that said he should try to be the best Nate Sudfeld he can be? He’s not Brady and never gonna be Brady, my guess is a bunch of patriots people saw that guy wasn’t all over Brady’s jock and were like, ‘nope, idiot’ even though nothing negative was said about either player
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    Because most of us realized that Sudfeld’s comments were intended to be tongue in cheek and not taken seriously. I mean, he talks about wearing the same underwear Tom Brady does. The thumbs down was for the lack of sense of humor and the scolding comment about this being “one of the things that’s wrong with young people today”.

  8. Instead of trying to emulate with limited ability to replicate. Why don’t you just try to go be the best Nate Sudfeld you can be.

    This is one of the many things wrong with the younger people of today. Always aspiring to be someone else.
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    I thought the problem of kids today is that they don’t respect the past and are very caught up with being their own person? Sounds like we old people can’t make up our minds what we want to complain about.

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