Daniel Ricciardo Opens Up On Catching A Yacht To Yacht Pass From NFL GOAT Tom Brady

Published 10/19/2021, 8:40 AM EDT


McLaren star and one of the most celebrated F1 drivers, Daniel Ricciardo, opens up about his exciting interaction with the then Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Last month’s Italian Grand Prix winner shared with ESPN the entire story of his interaction with the GOAT.

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The list of people who have received a pass from Tom Brady gets amusing, as Daniel Ricciardo is one of them. Yes, his meet with Tom Brady was no ordinary interaction, since Ricciardo received passes thrown by Brady from yacht to yacht.

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Daniel Ricciardo on his yacht to yacht passes with Tom Brady

Oct 14, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Antonio Brown (not pictured) during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

“Obviously, I met Brady, and that was amazing and awesome. But it would have felt like a bandwagon,” Ricciardo tells ESPN. “The Brady pass was surreal. Not just to receive the pass, but to do yacht to yacht was crazy… First one I caught, then I got cocky and said ‘let’s go further [back]’. We reversed the boat, and I didn’t quite catch the next couple.”

It is impossible to not be a fan of the quarterback after receiving his passes from another yacht and that is exactly how the F1 star got to be a Brady admirer himself. However, he still holds his ground on being a Bills fan oddly.

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Ricciardo still loves the Bills

Daniel Ricciardo has been an avid American sports fan. His NBA team is the LA Lakers, his MLB team the LA Dodgers. But when asked about his NFL choice, he said, “[But] everyone was Brady and Patriots, so I thought I’d do something a little different… I forced myself not to go for a California team. I was like, let’s change it up a little I thought I’m going to go for something a little out of the box.”

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And so he went ‘out of the box’ with the Buffalo Bills. Although he feels weird about his choice to go with the Bills as he hates cold and his body fat could not stand the temperatures. But he still aspires to attend a Bills’ game as the Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen loves to watch him in the racing arena.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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