Washington Governor references Tom Brady, not Russell Wilson, when calling out President Trump

Lindsey Wisniewski

In a conference call with President Trump on Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee asked the president to take more action in securing medical supplies for his state as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the U.S. 

When Trump responded to the governors that he was ready to "backup" states in crisis, Inslee interjected with this response:

"We don't need a backup. We need a Tom Brady."

Um...a Tom Brady is exactly what Washingtonians don't need, Mr. Inslee. 

The reference to the six-time Super Bowl champion sent shockwaves through the Seattle community, who were upset the governor chose to use Brady as an example, rather than beloved Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Inslee later realized he missed the mark, dishing out this save in a post on Twitter.

Seahawks fans rejoiced. 

This isn't the first time the governor has praised Wilson in recent weeks. The Pro Bowl quarterback and his wife, Ciara, recently pledged to donate 1 million meals to the Seattle community during the unprecedented times. Inslee thanked the Wilsons for their generosity.  

Nice, save!

Washington Governor references Tom Brady, not Russell Wilson, when calling out President Trump originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest