After giving up the furry balloon Brady had just played for the 600th jubilee touchdown pass, Byron Kennedy received a spare ball, two jerseys with Brady’s signature, a helmet, another jersey with the autograph of Mike Evans, who Brady’s pass in the final zone caught, and also his shoes, in which the match took place. In addition, the fan received a $ 1,000 voucher to the Buccaneers fanshop.
Brady was the first player in NFL history to reach 600 touchdown passes in Sunday’s game against Chicago (38: 3). Evans, who caught the record pass, but threw the ball as usual according to the fan in the stands, without realizing that his teammate had reached a milestone. However, a member of the Buccaneers implementation team managed to persuade the fan after a short negotiation and exchange of contacts to return the ball, the value of which, according to experts on similar relics, exceeds half a million dollars.
Brady appreciated Kennedy’s gesture. “It was great of him to do it. I don’t keep that many things again, but I would have liked this ball,” he stated at the post-match press conference. The 44-year-old quarterback is a clear record holder in the number of touchdown recordings. Only three players made it to the 500 goal. Second Drew Brees stopped at 571, followed by Peyton Manning (539) and Brett Favre (508).