Tom Brady’s New Twitter Profile Photo Sends Cryptocurrency Fans into Hyperdrive

Published 05/10/2021, 12:40 PM EDT
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – DECEMBER 26: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heads off the field following a game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 26, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)


No one in the history of the NFL has dominated the sport quite like Tom Brady. The 7-time Super Bowl-winning QB has done it all and won it all.

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Brady, who was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, proved to be the greatest draft steal of all time.

Winning 6 Super Bowl titles with the franchise, the QB transformed the Patriots from playoff hopefuls to Super Bowl-winning juggernauts.

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The QB did the same when he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season as well. Joining as a free agent, Brady was desperate to break the belief that he was a system QB.

And he did just that by guiding the franchise to Super Bowl LV in his first season at Tampa. Beating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 at their home ground, the Bucs went from zeroes to heroes thanks to Brady.

In the offseason, the quarterback signed a contract extension with the franchise which will see him endure as a Buccaneer at least till the end of the upcoming season.

As Brady prepares for another run at the Super Bowl, the QB has also had some occasional fun on Twitter.

Tom Brady joins the crypto brigade?

The quarterback is known for joking around on social media. But his recent profile photo has left many speculating whether the QB is joining the crypto revolution.

Cryptocurrencies have been all the rage over the past few weeks. Starting from Dogecoin to Bitcoin, Twitter has been abuzz about the future of currency.

Tom Brady recently fueled the crypto craze by updating his profile picture on Twitter with a laser eye effect. This particular edit is of certain significance as it is part of the Laser Eyes Bitcoin Trend.

The origin of this trend can be traced back to February 2021 when Bitcoin holders changed their profile picture with the Laser eye edit.

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Part of the hashtag #LaserRayUntil100K is a movement where Bitcoin owners keep their profile photo with the laser edit until the price of Bitcoin reaches $100,000.

And Twitter was thus quick to jump on to the scene.

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With a bit of digging, one would find that Brady had hinted at changing his profile photo based on the suggestion of a Twitter user named Yano.

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Multiple NFL athletes have invested in the world of cryptocurrency. Even 2021 #1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence is big on the world of crypto.

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While changing a profile photo doesn’t say much, being the shrewd investor Brady is, one shouldn’t be surprised to learn if he’s already earned a fortune through cryptocurrency.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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