Um, did Tom Brady just toss the Lombardi Trophy over several feet of water?

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady waves to fans from his boat at the Buccaneers victory parade Wednesday in Tampa, Fla.
(Phelan Ebenhack / Associated Press)

Tom Brady has hoisted the Lombardi Trophy seven times.

For the record:

7:11 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the person catching the trophy as Rob Gronkowski. It was Cameron Brate.

So who can blame him for being a bit cavalier with the NFL’s most coveted of prizes.

Since a traditional Super Bowl victory parade was out of the question because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated their championship with a boat parade Wednesday on the Hillsborough River near downtown Tampa.

Brady, the veteran quarterback who won six Super Bowls with New England Patriots before coming to the Bucs as a free agent last offseason, rolled in on what was reportedly a brand new, $2-million yacht.

Or as the Buccaneers put it, GOAT on a boat.

It was from onboard that monstrosity on water that Brady made what might have been the riskiest pass of his career. Ignoring the pleas of at least one person sitting next to him, Brady tossed the Lombardi Trophy across what appeared to be several feet of the Hillsborough over to a different boat.


The trophy landed safely in the arms of tight end Cameron Brate.

Still, it probably was not the best decision Brady ever made. But then again, his judgment may have been a bit impaired at the time, judging from how he looked soon after.

Here’s more from the festivities: