Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has revealed that he doesn't remember that quite as well as everyone else who witnessed him throwing the Lombardi Trophy to Cameron Brate during their Super Bowl boat parade.
After beating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in the Super Bowl, the Buccaneers held a Super Bowl parade, during which Brady decided to throw the Lombardi Trophy to tight end Brate. Luckily for the Brady and the Buccaneers, Brate caught the trophy and it didn't end up in the waters of Hillsborough River.
"First of all, I was not thinking at that moment. It was not a thought. It was, 'This seems really fun to do,'" a laughing Brady said during his appearance on "The Late Late Show with James Corden"
"Not to mention, when you get your hands on one of those trophies, there's a lot of really sharp edges on the bottom. ... I found out later, had that been an incomplete pass, that would have went down like 80 feet. I'm so happy that [tight end] Cam [Brate caught it]."
Brady's daughter reacted in the moment
As Brady was preparing to throw the trophy from his yacht to an adjacent boat, his daughter Vivi could have been heard screaming, "Daddy, no!" "That's my little 8-year-old daughter," Brady said.
"Who could imagine that an 8-year-old girl would have the most sense of anybody in that whole area? I mean, she's the voice of reason. Go figure." Now seven-time Super Bowl champion Brady was asked whether it was sea legs or too much avocado tequila that made him shaky coming off the boat.
"A little of both," he told Corden. "It was definitely a moment of celebration. I'm happy I'm on land at that point. Absolutely. "I'm happy I'm being surrounded by my fellow quarterback Griff [Ryan Griffin] at the right place at the right time.
Who could have a friend better than that? Making sure I was just so comfortable walking off the boat like that." Corden is 42, while Brady is 43 and the host asked the quarterback if there was a chance of him ever getting drafted in the NFL.
"Being completely honest, you have zero chance. Zero," Brady said. "I think you're so talented. I mean, you can't be great at everything." "Corden then replied: "OK, I might not make Tampa, but I could play for the Jets?" Brady responded: "You might be able to play for the Jets. You're right about that."