Tom Brady is speaking out for the first time since winning another Super Bowl, and he’s addressing the hot topic of his now famous Lombardi trophy toss that nearly left the trophy floating away.
Brady told James Corden on The Late Late Show with James Corden that he doesn’t recall the throw all that well.
He also said he didn’t give much thought about what would have happened if the trophy had ended up floating in the Hillsborough River instead of making it to the boat next to him.
“First of all, I was not thinking at that moment. It was not a thought. It was, ‘This seems really fun to do,'” Brady said on the show Tuesday night.
“Not to mention, when you get your hands on one of those trophies, there’s a lot of really sharp edges on the bottom. … I found out later, had that been an incomplete pass, that would have went down like 80 feet. I’m so happy that [tight end] Cam [Brate caught it].”
According to ESPN, the Bucs stated they would have ordered another trophy if the original that day would have gotten damaged or ended up in the river.
Brady’s daughter Vivi was yelling at her famous daddy not to throw the Lombardi, but her father didn’t listen so well.
“Who could imagine that an eight-year-old girl would have the most sense of anybody in that whole area? I mean, she’s the voice of reason. Go figure,” Brady laughed.
The 43-year-old ended the interview making a crack at the New York Jets, who will be up with the second pick in the NFL Draft at the end of April.
“I could play for the Jets?” Corden asked.
Brady responded: “You might be able to play for the Jets. You’re right about that.”