Monday night’s playoff battle between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys was obviously deeply important to both franchises.
In the case of Dallas, this is what they have been building towards. Last year they put together a solid regular season, only to completely collapse in their opening round postseason outing.
For Tampa Bay, this is almost certainly the last time the franchise will see Tom Brady suit up as their starting quarterback. There are several teams he may play for in 2023-24, and the Bucs aren’t on the list.
All of which is to say, the eyes of the entire football-watching world were on Monday’s battle. And because of that, fans couldn’t help but notice what Brady opted to wear to the game.
Welcome back to the #NFLPlayoffs, @TomBrady.
📺: #DALvsTB — 8:15pm ET on ESPN/ABC
📱: Stream on NFL+ pic.twitter.com/TDGQVWiWmE
— NFL (@NFL) January 16, 2023
Fans quickly remarked that clearly Brady was taking an all-business approach to this one.
Reactions to his attire choice poured in immediately.
Matrix Brady showed up tonight.
— Jeremy Padawer (@JeremyCom) January 16, 2023
Wearing black to his own funeral I see! #CowboysNation
— Stephen Mac (@Stephen_Mac03) January 16, 2023
Is that a Terminator look or the Matrix.
— KnightLife (@BSDKnightMare) January 16, 2023
— Honesty4urSoul (@Honesty4urSoul) January 16, 2023
Tom wearing his Tom ford
— █████ (@thisisKristine) January 16, 2023
To say that the last 12 months have been a rollercoaster ride for Brady would be an understatement.
The man has faced financial disaster, got in trouble for photos he took with his own son, got divorced, watched his teammates mock his divorce, saw his wife bounce back immediately with a new man and then was linked romantically to a model of his own.
Joe Burrow’s girlfriend seemed to really enjoy herself at the Bengals game. https://t.co/QbcxA8fvJ6
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 16, 2023
Despite all that outside noise, Brady still guided the Buccaneers into the playoffs.
Maybe this wasn’t his best season from a statistical standpoint, but the fact that at age 45 he was able to do what he did is truly incredible.
Win, lose or draw – Brady is the NFL’s consensus GOAT for a reason. Nothing that happens this week or this summer will have any impact on that status whatsoever.
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