Tom Brady has officially announced he’ll be returning to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season, just months after he announced his retirement. Most people will be happy about this, and all of us are really shocked. However, one person is definitely not happy at all with this unexpected turn of events.
This person is the one that just bought the ball that Brady threw for the last touchdown pass of the season for Tampa Bay. With 3:20 to go in the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams, Brady made a perfect 55-yard touchdown pass to receiver Mike Evans, cutting the Rams lead to 27-20. The Bucs ended up losing, and a few days later, Tom Brady announced his retirement.
This announcement caused an immediate scramble to own this iconic ball. After Evans caught Brady’s last touchdown pass ever, he threw it into the stands since nobody at that time knew he would soon retire. After the fan who caught it gave it up to be sold, 23 people placed bids to buy Brady’s last touchdown ball, with the starting bid at $100,000. Once the ball sold for $518,000, the proud owner was the envy of millions.
Until now, with Brady now coming back, the ball will practically be worthless. Now the football world has much more to talk about as Brady said these words: “These past two months, I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa.”
Article by: Chris Steele, iHearts143Quotes Team member