New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady discussed his stolen jersey and who really deserves the Super Bowl LI MVP.
After the Patriots epic Super Bowl LI comeback to defeat the Atlanta Falcons, Tom Brady’s jersey was stolen. His game-winning No. 12 jersey is still missing, and he doesn’t think he was the best man for the MVP award.
The Patriots quarterback picked up the MVP trophy for the fourth-time Monday morning. He shook hands with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who suspended Brady for four games at the start of the season for his alleged role in ‘deflategate.’
“We faced a lot of adversities over the course of the year and overcame it with mental toughness,” said Brady. The Patriots QB threw for a record 466 yards in the Patriots epic 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.
As for his game-winning jersey, Brady recalled putting it in his bag and searching the locker room for it after the game.
“It’s unfortunate because that’s a nice piece of memorabilia, so if it shows up on eBay somewhere, someone let me know to try to track that down,” he said. “Those are pretty special ones to keep, but what can you do?”
As for his record MVP win? Brady said, “I think James White deserves it, be nice for him.”
White, the Patriots running back, scored three touchdowns including a 1-yard run that allowed his team to tie the game in the fourth quarter and a 2-yarder that clinched it in overtime.
“James White is like my oldest son,” said Brady about his 25-year-old teammate.