Tom Brady will go down in history as the most valuable player of Super XLIX, but based on the way he was jumping for joy after Malcolm Butler's game-clinching interception, it's easy to figure out who Brady thinks was the game's real MVP.
So it's not surprising that Brady wants to share the spoils of his MVP award with the Patriots' unlikely Super Bowl hero. While speaking on WEEI-FM in Boston on Tuesday, Brady said he wanted to give Butler the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck he was awarded for being named the game's MVP.
"I would love to give him the truck," Brady said. "I would love to do that. I'm going to figure out how to make that work."
Butler intercepted a pass from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on second down and goal from inside the 1-yard line. The reasoning behind the play call has been heavily criticized and has prompted Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll and Wilson to accept blame for result, which allowed the Patriots to hold on for a 28-24 victory.
Brady praised Butler for making the interception, the first of his career.
"A guy like Malcolm who makes that type of instinctive, quick play, that's one of his strong suits," Brady said. "I don't think it surprised any of us players, because that's really what his skill set is. A lot of people didn't get to see that over the course of the season.
"It comes off as a great play, which it really was, obviously the biggest time of the year. Someone had to make a play. It happened to be Malcolm."