Bitcoin, Season Tickets and More: Tom Brady Spends $63,000 On Fan Who Returned 600th TD Football

Published 10/26/2021, 12:15 PM EDT
Oct 3, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts as he runs off of the field after a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports


Recently, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up their sixth victory in seven matches against the Chicago Bears in a dominating fashion. While the match was a typical Bucs performance, it was historic thanks to Tom Brady, who seems to break records in every match he plays.

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In the first quarter against the Bears, Tom Brady scored his historic 600th Touchdown. Unfortunately, his teammate Mike Evans was unaware of the history created by Brady as he gave away the ball to a fan while celebrating with them. The Bucs later went on to negotiate with the fan to get the historic memorabilia back. Safe to say, the negotiations went well for the superfan.

Oct 24, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first half against the Chicago Bears at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady shares the story behind getting the historic ball back

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Losing the ball certainly meant a lot for Brady, which is why he engaged in an intense negotiation with the fan. Luckily for Brady, the fan Byron Kennedy gave away the ball for free. But when you think about it, a ball like this, if sold in the auction, would easily fetch $500,000. Brady, in his latest conversation with the Manning brothers, reveals how the fan should have used his leverage in a better way.

“There was a lot of negotiations to get the ball back,” Brady told brothers, Peyton and Eli Manning. “Byron realized he lost all of his leverage when he gave the ball away. He should have held it so he would have had as much leverage as possible,” he added. “I think it worked out,” Brady then said. “I am also giving him a Bitcoin. That’s pretty cool too. At the end of the day, I think he’s still making out pretty well.”

Apart from a Bitcoin, lucky fan Byron Kennedy is also getting rewarding gifts from the Bucs

A bitcoin was not all that lucky fan Byron received. According to reputed Bucs journalist Greg Auman, Kennedy received a plethora of Tampa Bay merchandise. And believe me when I say it, it was quite a haul!

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“For anyone questioning Byron Kennedy giving the Tom Brady 600th TD ball back to the Bucs, here’s a rundown of what he got: 2 signed jerseys and helmet from Brady, a signed Mike Evans jersey and his game cleats, a $1,000 credit to the team store and TWO season passes this year & next,” he shared on Twitter. 

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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