The Tampa Bay Buccaneers earned a dramatic win against the New York Jets on Sunday. The spotlight was taken over by Antonio Brown’s bizarre antics and early exit from the game, but that shouldn’t take away from the magic fans once again witnessed from Tom Brady as he led the Bucs on a game-winning drive. Well, in classic Brady fashion, the 44-year-old took to Twitter Monday morning and had some fun at the expense of the Jets.
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) January 3, 2022
The Buccaneers entered the game as heavy favorites over the Jets, but a surprisingly strong first half from Zach Wilson and Co. saw the Jets looking likely to secure a win. The Bucs heated up after Brown’s surprise exit, and staged a huge comeback. The Jets only needed to convert on fourth down late in the fourth quarter to seal the game, but were stuffed on their attempt to extend the drive.
The ball was handed back to Brady with just a couple of minutes left on the clock, and he made his magic happen, connecting with Cyril Grayson for a game-winning 33-yard touchdown grab. As the graph shows, Brady and the Bucs had a near 0% chance of defeating the Jets late in the fourth quarter, but if you showed those numbers to Brady, he’d likely scoff at you.
As soon as the Buccaneers regained possession and began their final drive, all hope evaporated among Jets fans, who were all but certain that TB12 would lead the charge for a last-drive winner. He did just that and then took to Twitter to add salt to the wound.