Quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated their Super Bowl LV victory with President Joe Biden at the White House South Lawn (Picture: AP)
Champion quarterback Tom Brady joked with President Joe Biden about people who don’t believe his team won the Super Bowl, and being older than his colleagues, during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ visit to the White House.
The star quarterback reiterated Biden’s remarks that the Buccaneers struggled and ‘didn’t look great there at one point’ of the season with a 7-5 record.
‘But we found our rhythm, we got on a roll,’ Brady said, before mentioning those who deny the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV.
‘Not a lot of people think that we could have won,’ Brady said. ‘In fact, I think about 40% of the people still don’t think that we won.’
Biden, who has dealt with many Trump supporters denying he won the 2020 presidential election, laughed and said: ‘I understand that’.
‘You understand that, Mr President?’ Brady said.
‘I understand that,’ Biden said.
‘Yeah,’ Brady said, continuing with another joke comparing himself to Biden.
‘We had a game in Chicago where I forgot what down it was. I lost track of one down in 21 years of playing and they started calling me Sleepy Tom,’ Brady said, alluding to Biden’s opponents calling him ‘Sleepy Joe’.
‘Why would they do that to me?’ said Brady said, looking over at the president.
Biden, throwing his hands up, said, ‘I don’t know’.
Biden earlier said: ‘This Buccaneers team is a testament to the fact that it’s never too late to come together’.
Brady, widely considered the greatest quarterback in NFL history, has won seven Super Bowls, more than any other player or franchise in the league.
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