Broncos' C.J. Anderson thanks Tom Brady for encouragement

Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson sent a shout-out to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after the AFC Championship Game.

I know a lot of people hate this man but man when he was pick 199 and was over look he inspired me I was undrafted and over came all the odds so bless what he told me at the end of this game. He said "CJ way to fight and prove everybody wrong you belong in this league and your one hell of a player I love the way you run keep climbing to be great" those words meant so much growing up watching Tom overcame I'm proud to say I'm 3-2 vs his teams and proud to say I get to battle him every year. Thanks Tom for telling me those words they will stick and I know a lot of people don't like you but I have MAD RESPECT. Thanks I see you overcome as others in this league and now it's my turn. πŸ’―πŸˆπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

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Anderson, who had 72 yards rushing and 18 yards receiving in the Broncos' 20-18 win, put up an Instagram post detailing his conversation with Brady during the postgame handshakes.

The Patriots QB told Anderson: “C.J. way to fight and prove everybody wrong. You belong in this league and you're one hell of a player. I love the way you run. Keep climbing to be great."