New England Patriots

Feb 10, 2021; Tampa Bay, FL, USA; A general view of the boat carrying Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady during a boat parade to celebrate victory in Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

Turns out Tom Brady had one more completion in him for the 2020 season. And it came on what was probably the riskiest throw of his career.

As was the case with the Tampa Bay Lightening back in October, COVID-19 forced the Buccaneers to replace the typical championship parade with a water-bound one. Riding on his own $2 million boat he bought earlier this year, Brady started the parade carrying the Lombardi Trophy.

However, like any good teammate, Brady knew he had to share. But instead of calling for a handoff, Brady decided to pass. With his boat and a boat carrying his receivers about 10-15 feet apart, Brady dropped back to throw and underhand tosses the hardware onto a trailing vessel.

Of course, it was Rob Gronkowski on the other end, coming up with the catch. And no, he didn’t Gronk Spike the trophy into the water.

With all the cameras on him, this was as high-pressure a throw as Brady has ever had to make. Sure, tossing a Super Bowl trophy over open water will live on virally forever, but you know what would be more viral? If he came up short. Even then though, it’s not like he doesn’t have six more Lombardis at his disposal.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at