- a bucs fan ended up with tom brady’s 600th touchdown.
- the fan traded the ball with the team even though it had a potential value of $500,000.
- on “monday night football”, brady said he would give the fan a bitcoin.
Even Tom Brady thinks the fan who took possession of his 600th touchdown ball should have waited for a better deal.
speaking to espn’s “manningcast” of “monday night football”, brady broke the deal made with the fan and revealed that he planned to give the fan a bitcoin for his troubles.
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On Sunday, Brady threw for his 600th career touchdown, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to reach the milestone. Unfortunately, wide receiver Mike Evans handed the ball to a fan in the crowd before realizing the importance of the scoreboard, which led to some shenanigans.
fan, byron kennedy, negotiated with a buccaneers coach before finally returning the ball to the team.
On Monday, Brady said he was grateful to have the ball back in his possession. However, he thought that Kennedy could have expected more.
“There was a lot of negotiation to get the ball back,” Brady told brothers Peyton Manning and Eli Manning. “Byron realized that he lost all leverage from him when he gave the ball away. He should have held it to have as much leverage as possible.”
“If I had held it, I would have been sitting in Tom Brady’s suite for the rest of the season,” Peyton joked. “amateur movement on her part.”
“I think it worked,” Brady said. “I’m also going to give him a bitcoin. That’s pretty cool too. At the end of the day, I think he’s still doing pretty well.”
Some estimates put the value of Brady’s 600th touchdown ball at up to $500,000. Although Kennedy won’t receive that kind of payment, the value of a bitcoin was between $62,000 and $63,000 on Monday, so it’s not like Kennedy completely missed out on the potential financial windfall from it.
for brady, the gift of crypto fits very well into his current role as a promoter of ftx.
In addition to his new cryptocurrency investment, the buccaneers gave Kennedy a pretty impressive care package as a way of thanking him for his cooperation.
while kennedy got a fair amount of the ball, on monday he had a request he wished he had added to the negotiations: a round of golf with the goat.
maybe brady will find time in the offseason to play. until then, one bitcoin will have to suffice.