Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was in attendance Tuesday as the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers made their visit to the White House. It was first reported on Monday that Brady planned to attend.
The team took a picture in front of the White House to kick off their visit. Brady is front-and-center, between head coach Bruce Arians and wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Although he’s a regular when it comes to winning the Super Bowl, Brady hasn’t always attended the following meeting with the US president. He went after the 2001, 2003, and 2004 seasons, but did not attend following the 2014 or 2016 victories. There was no visit following the Patriots’ Super Bowl LIII win, with the team as a whole electing to skip the trip.
Brady noted that it has been a while since he made a visit, when asked by offensive lineman Donovan Smith on Instagram.
That clip isn’t the only instance of Brady showing off his comedic chops. Although he rarely gets political, Brady invoked both the 2020 election and former president Donald Trump’s nickname for his successor, Joe Biden, when discussing the Buccaneers’ title run.
Brady: Not a lot of people think we could’ve won. In fact, I think about 40% of the people still don’t think we won— Acyn (@Acyn) July 20, 2021
Biden: I understand that pic.twitter.com/0yNlu3d3Cn
Tuesday is likely a big day for Brady, with the White House visit perhaps only part of his schedule. It’s also his wife Gisele Bündchen’s 41st birthday.