US President Joe Biden Pokes Fun at Tom Brady and Bruce Arians During Buccaneers’ White House Visit

Published 07/20/2021, 12:10 PM EDT
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks next to Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Tom Brady as he welcomes members of the NFL Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a reception on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


Led by evergreen quarterback Tom Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed Super Bowl LV in emphatic fashion. Steamrolling the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9, the Bucs claimed their second-ever Super Bowl title, while Brady picked up a record seventh Super Bowl ring.

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Winning it all in just his first season with the franchise, Tom Brady silenced his critics once again. And thanks to their Super Bowl exploits, the Buccaneers got landed themselves the opportunity to visit the White House.

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Over the years, multiple champions have been invited to the White House by former US Presidents to celebrate their success. And this year was no different for the defending NFL champions. 

Tom Brady finally makes White House visit 

Whether or not Tom Brady would be attending the event was a bit of a mystery. After all, the quarterback has given White House invitations a miss in the past.

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Back in 2017 after the New England Patriots‘ Super Bowl win, Brady missed a White House visit while Barack Obama was the President.

In 2019 as well, Tom Brady decided not to attend the event hosted by former President Donald Trump after the Patriots defeated the LA Rams. But much to everyone’s surprise, Tom Brady did attend the event after all.

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady waves as U.S. President Joe Biden welcomes members of the NFL Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a reception on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

By winning Super Bowl LV, Brady and Bucs Head Coach Bruce Arians set a unique record. While Brady became the oldest QB to ever win the title, Arians became the oldest head coach to win it. And President Joe Biden couldn’t help but poke a bit of fun at the duo. 

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Being the oldest President in United States history, Biden said there’s nothing wrong in being the oldest duo to with the title.

“You know a lot has been made about the fact that we have the oldest coach and oldest quarterback to ever win the Super Bowl… You won’t hear any jokes about that from me. As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing wrong with being the oldest guy to make it,” Biden said tongue in cheek.    

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Brady and Arians went up to the podium to congratulate the team for their success as well before presenting Joe Biden a special gift. A #46 Joe Biden Buccaneers jersey for the 46th President of the United States of America. 

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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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