Blake Shelton compared himself to Football Quarterback Tom Brady, however, fellow The Voice coach Nick Jonas thinks it’s comical.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight‘s Lauren Zima, Shelton and Jonas talked about Season 20 of The Voice, their significant others and more.
After Zima asked Shelton, a veteran of the show, if he is going to let Jonas, who she labeled a “young whippersnapper,” take his crown on the upcoming Season of The Voice. The “Minimum Wage” singer compared himself to 7-time Super Bowl winner and Quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’, Tom Brady.
“Lauren, I don’t know if you watch the Super Bowl but there was a young kid named Patrick Mahomes, that thought he was gonna do that with Tom Brady and we know how that worked out,” Shelton explained. “And you know what’s strange to, is I heard after the game that they were referring to Tom Brady as the great of all time, and I thought it was interesting that he has won seven championships [Super Bowls] and I have won seven championships [of The Voice].”
“There’s something incredibly comical about Blake comparing himself to Tom Brady,” Jonas chimed in. “Maybe the height but that’s about it.”
Watch the interview with ET below.
During Shelton’s time on The Voice, he is the most awards coach, having won seven of the show’s 20 seasons including Todd Tilghman, Chloe Kohanski, Sundance Head, Craig Wayne Boyd, Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope and Jermaine Paul.
Additionally, Shelton, Clarkson, Legend will return as this season’s coaches with Season 18 coach Nick Jonas returning to take Gwen Stefani’s chair, following her triumphant season with contestant Carter Rubin taking home the title. Carson Daly will return as the show’s host.
Darren Criss, Luis Fonsi, Brandy, Dan + Shay will be joining this season. Criss will advise for Team Nick Jonas, Fonsi will advise Team Kelly Clarkson. Brandy will be the advisor for Team John Legend and Dan + Shay will advise Team Blake Shelton.
The Voice premieres on Monday, Mar. 1 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.