Did Tom Brady’s New Teammate Just Throw Him Shade?
Tom Brady's Week 1 game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers featured two rarities. It had TB12 showing off his lightning speed to rush one in for a touchdown, and it had a pick-six from the future Hall of Fame quarterback. Brady's debut for the Bucs was sketchy, there's no doubt about it.
It was so weak that Brady's brand new coach felt the need to publicly call out one of the best players to ever suit up in the NFL. Say what you will about Bill Belichick, but he doesn't make a habit out of negatively singling out players, particularly his elite players.
The unorthodox comments caused Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre to stick up for Brady.
Fast forward to Sunday's home opener in Tampa Bay. Like many other stadiums across the league, the Tampa Bay stadium was empty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking up in the stands, however, there was a familiar face: Brett Favre. The former gunslinger was not only rocking a Buccaneers t-shirt, but the pirate's traditional face in the logo was replaced with Brady's face.
Apparently, Favre's presence rubbed one of Brady's new teammates the wrong way. Yesterday, Ryan Jensen retweeted at Fox Sports video of Favre wearing the Brady t-shirt and going to town on a bag of chips at the game. "So he can go to the game but my family can’t? Interesting." Jensen wrote.
Some are trying to connect the dots by insinuating that Jensen was salty because he felt Brady was getting preferential treatment.
There are two holes in this argument. First, Jensen, who is Brady's center, has tweeted twice today. Both of the tweets were Tom Brady-centric. He shared a video from Brady celebrating his first win as a Buc, and a picture of Brady on the practice field apparently giving advice about controlling sweat on various parts of the body (a topic of conversation for another time).
Finally, it's worth mentioning that Favre was at Sunday's game on official business for NFL Films. Should Favre have been rocking a fanboy t-shirt while on official business? Probably not, but how would TB12 control what Favre wears, anyway? It feels like this was a whole lot about nothing.