Tom Brady is in the hot seat — sort of. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and seven-time Super Bowl champion seemed to be a little embarrassed while getting grilled by James Corden on his trophy-tossing boat party after the big game.
Brady, 43, laughed off questions about the incident while appearing virtually on Tuesday’s “The Late Late Show” — especially when Corden asked what he was thinking when he tossed his prized Lombardi Trophy from one boat to another during a waterway parade in Florida.
“First of all, I was not thinking at that moment,” Brady said after Corden played a clip of the risky toss. “There was not a thought. It was just, ‘This seems like really fun to do!'”
Luckily, the coveted trophy was caught by teammate Cameron Brate, and Brady said he was “so happy” for Brate’s trophy-handling skills.
“I found out later that, had that been an incomplete pass, that would have went down like 80 feet,” Brady said with a laugh.
Corden then played a clip of Brady after the players got off their parade boats, and the celebrated quarterback appeared to be unable to walk without help from a teammate, as he stumbled off the dock.
“Is this sea legs or, dare I say it, a touch of tequila?” Corden asked.
“Oh man, well, I think a little of both,” Brady said. “I will say it was a moment of celebration. I’m happy to be on land, in that moment, and I’m happy to be surrounded by my fellow quarterback [Ryan Griffin], in the right place at the right time.”
“Who could have a friend better than that?” Brady added with a laugh. “Just making sure I was so comfortable walking off the boat like that?”
Brady also reflected on the win itself — specifically, his wife Gisele Bündchen’s first few words for him after they reunited on the field in a rain of confetti and cheers.
“I see my oldest son run over to me, and I gave him a big hug, and I saw my two little ones, and all of the sudden I saw my wife, and I gave her a big hug. And just as I did it, she says, ‘What more do you have to prove?'” Brady recalled with a smile.
“And what did you say in that moment?” Corden pressed.
“I just gave her a big hug. I was trying to think of a way to change the subject really quick,” Brady added.
Although with the season over, Brady said the transition back to regular domestic life can be a jarring transition, comparing it to suddenly stepping off a treadmill at top speed. However, after months of getting up and focusing on just training and playing, he’s remembering the details about his real, off-season life.
“I’m just getting reacquainted with the dishwasher,” Brady said. “Where the broom is, and where the vacuum is.”
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