When you have won seven Super Bowl trophies, you can afford to take a risk and have some fun with one of them.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady did just that following his team’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, tossing a Lombardi Trophy from one boat to the next during a championship parade down in Florida.
Straying from the usual layers that he would be forced to wear up in New England, Brady donned a T-shirt and shorts for the first time during a championship parade as he and his teammates rode boats along the Hillsborough River and around Harbour Island and the Ybor Channel.
After getting his turn with the Lombardi Trophy, Brady decided it was time to give someone else some time to shine. In typical fashion, he figured it would be a good idea to actually throw the trophy from one boat to the other.
While it may seem like a sensible move for a quarterback to throw something with a football on it, Brady created all sorts of panic as he began to sway the trophy from back to forth, prepping to toss it to his teammates’ boat.
Of course, one of those receiving teammates was one of his favorite targets in both New England and Tampa Bay: tight end Rob Gronkowski.
After mentally preparing for one of the riskiest Hail Mary’s of his career, Brady threw the trophy from his boat to the next, with a few people needed on the other end to make sure it landed safely.
The toss isn’t the first time Brady’s thrown something from a boat during a championship parade, as he would frequently play catch with real footballs as duck boats traveled through Boston on multiple occasions during his 20-year tenure in New England.
But, as he celebrated his historic seventh Super Bowl ring, the league’s most successful quarterback of all time managed to pull off one more impressive feat to end his first year with the Buccaneers on a high note.