There probably isn’t a better person in the world for a quarterback to speak to before a game than a five-time Super Bowl champion. Virginia Tech redshirt freshman quarterback Josh Jackson will receive that chance when New England Patriots signal caller Tom Brady gives him a call this week.
Jackson, who will be making his first start against West Virginia on Sunday, is the son of Fred Jackson. Fred is connected to Brady from his time serving as an assistant coach for the Michigan Wolverines from 1992-2014 and has previously asked the former NFL MVP to call his son.
Brady talked to Josh over the phone after he transferred high schools a couple years ago. The two will reconnect before Virginia Tech faces former Big East rival West Virginia on Sunday night.
“Tom says he’s going to call him,” Fred said according to The Roanoke Times. “And if Tom says he’s going to do something, he’ll do it.”
Oh, the luxuries from having Brady’s phone number saved in the old contact list.
Josh Jackson will be the first freshman quarterback to start for Virginia Tech since Tyrod Taylor in 2007 and the first freshman to start a season opener since Michael Vick in 1999.