Tom Brady’s ballsy 8-word remark to Buccaneers GM Jason Licht before Super Bowl LV, revealed
Tampa Bay Buccaneers superstar Tom Brady is a lot of things. But one thing he’s not: A liar.
That was proven even further last season when he led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl title in just his maiden season with the erstwhile subpar squad. But what makes that extra amazing is the fact that Brady predicted it.
In a great story by Tom Wertheim of Sports Illustrated, it was revealed that Brady talked to Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht just minutes before the game, and the GOAT blurted some sort of pep talk.
The game was at Raymond James Stadium (even if cardboard cutouts filled two-thirds of the seats). No other host team had ever played in a Super Bowl. Brady noticed Licht, walked over, sat down beside him on the bench, smiled his smile and said simply but firmly, “Jason, it’s going to be a great day.”
Was it Brady’s version of sliding into DM?
As he envisioned, Brady and the Buccaneers did have a great day, beating the Kansas City Chiefs for the crown. Many didn’t predict the 576-year-old Brady to get the job done because he’s, well, 576 years old. But yet again, he shut everyone up.
Maybe Brady was just pumping himself up when he talked to Licht. Maybe he was nervous. Maybe he was—nah.
Surprise, surprise, the Buccaneers are in a good position to take home their second straight Super Bowl title. So Licht, you just wait for that Brady smile.