A fan that received Tom Brady’s 600th touchdown pass gave it away


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Tom Brady, starting quarterback for the New England Patriots

On Sunday, October 24, the Chicago Bears were facing Tom Brady and his Buccaneers in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay. The Buccs were six wins and one loss; they were the first-place team in the NFC South Division of the NFL. The Chicago Bears were three wins and four losses and third place in the NFC North division. 

In the first three minutes of the game, the Buccaneers managed to score a touchdown and an extra point of one to make the game seven to zero. The Buccaneers managed to intercept the Bears’ ball and regain possession of the ball. After making their way up the field, Tom Brady threw a 4-yard pass to Chris Godwin and made the score thirteen to zero, and after a field goal by Ryan Succop, the score was fourteen to zero. Shortly after, the offensive linebacker Shaquil Barrett forced a fumble from the Bears’ quarterback Justin Fields. Barrett recovered the ball, and the ball was once again in Buccaneer’s possession. In only three short plays Tampa Bay was able to score their third touchdown that quarter.

This touchdown pass was a very special touchdown for Tom Brady and the NFL. The very touchdown that Mike Evans just scored was the 600th touchdown pass of Tom Brady’s career, and he was the first person in the World to throw 600 touchdown passes. It took 21 years for Brady to achieve this accomplishment. Drew Brees holds the record for the second-most touchdown passes from the New Orlean Saints with 571, and the third-most touchdown passes is held by Peyton Manning, with 539 touchdown passes. Tom Brady said, “I don’t actually keep too many things. In that circumstance, I felt like that might be a good one to keep.” However, Mike Evans had run to the end of the endzone and had handed the touchdown ball to Byron Kennedy, a fan wearing his jersey in the stands. A few minutes later, a Buccaneer’s staff member walked over to Kennedy and asked for the ball back, and Kennedy actually gave the ball back. Auction leaders say that the ball would have sold for a minimum of half a million dollars, and Kennedy had just thrown that all away. Tom Brady said that Kennedy would be given something nice in return, and it was said that Kennedy would be given a one thousand dollar gift card to the Buccs team store.