But following the Buccaneers’ win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 in February, fans saw a lighter side of Brady during the team’s championship parade. At one point during the team’s boat parade, Brady completed a pass that is as nerve-racking as any that he’s thrown on the field. It involved throwing the Lombardi trophy from his own boat to another boat which contained teammates Cameron Brate and Rob Gronkowski, who fortunately caught the trophy.
In an appearance on Good Morning America, Brady was asked about that moment by host and former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan. The seven-time Super Bowl champion jokingly admitted that there wasn’t a lot going on in his mind at that moment, and that it wasn’t a very smart decision.
GMA EXCLUSIVE: “There was not a lot going through my mind at that point. I mean, that was not smart.” @TomBrady jokes with @michaelstrahan about throwing the Lombardi Trophy at the boat parade following the Bucs #SuperBowl win. https://t.co/WRa19Pkehy pic.twitter.com/2HV7aJV1yq
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 7, 2021
Brady admits that throwing the Lombardi trophy to another boat wasn’t smart and gave a couple of reasons. Aside from the possibility that the trophy could end up at the bottom of the water when dropped, the three-time NFL MVP added that the trophy had sharp edges that could have clipped people on the other boat.
Fortunately, none of that happened and his receivers did what they’ve done throughout his first season with the Buccaneers, which is to catch his passes. Overall, Brady remarked that he had a lot of fun at the parade, and that he was able to relax during the celebration, revealing a side of him that the public doesn’t always see.