Tom Brady appears to have won his divorce from Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, as he won a Super Bowl in his first season on the job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by taking down Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
With Brady proving he can win away from Belichick, he has spent the last few weeks living it up, with the zenith of this partying spree coming during a boat parade in Tampa.
The event was highlighted by a clip of Brady heaving the Lombardi Trophy across open water onto another boat.
Naturally. As one does.
Anyone with half a brain could see that Brady’s demeanor and the viral video of him needing assistance to even stand up straight indicated he might have had a few drinks over the course of the event.
In an interview with James Corden on his late-night show, Brady claimed that he “wasn’t thinking” when he tossed the trophy, as evidenced by the fact he was likely completely plastered in the immediate aftermath. He also got in another dig at the Jets, as he assumed that Corden was good enough to play for his hated rival.
Tom Brady is living it up after leaving the Patriots
While Brady lived it up in Bruce Arians’ downfield passing system, New England struggled mightily on the offensive end, as the extreme contrast in styles between Brady and Cam Newton proved too much for Belichick and Josh McDaniels to overcome.
While Brady always had a superstar aura about him in New England, Arians has clearly allowed him to be more animated on and off the field. Was Brady ever getting completely hammered and chucking the Lombardi Trophy off of a boat when he was in New England?
Maybe it was the fact that Arians wouldn’t rule Tampa with an iron fist like Belichick that drove Tom away from New England. Or maybe it was the fact that New England’s skill-position talent has gone down the tubes. Either way, Brady is living up on late-night TV, while the Patriots are mired in mediocrity.
Going to Tampa has brought a whole new personality out of Tom, as he looks more energetic and vibrant than the stone-faced assassin he was in New England. While it’s cool to see Brady cut loose like this, it stings when the realization that he’s thriving away from the Patriots hits home.
What could’ve been if he’d chosen to stay…