For content purposes, the Bucs’ Super Bowl parade is the gift that just keeps on giving. We’ve covered most of it already. By now you’re well aware of Tequila Tom’s day-drinking exploits (including chucking a priceless trophy between boats), linebacker-turned-cowboy Devin White gallivanting around Raymond James Stadium like it was Churchill Downs and Bruce Arians’ cussing up a storm on local television (it wasn’t the Gettysburg Address, but Arians is still quite the orator). But this gem, courtesy of veteran Kevin Minter (pictured with teammate Vita Vea), somehow fell through the cracks.
What you’re seeing, in t-shirt form, is an image from Tom Brady’s infamous Combine appearance in 2000, where the former Michigan Wolverine cratered his draft stock by clocking an anemic 5.28 in the forty-yard dash, one of the slowest times ever recorded by an NFL QB. And while the health-conscious Brady has certainly put a much greater emphasis on fitness (arguably to the point of obsession) in his later career, that wasn’t always the case.
Brady’s decidedly doughy physique should give hope to draft hopeful Mac Jones, who succeeded at Alabama in spite of what many would classify as a “dad bod.” The NFL is littered with physical specimens like chiseled Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf (he of 1.6 percent body fat), but as Brady has shown, you don’t need to be a weight-room hero like Aaron Donald or Calf King Saquon Barkley to be a difference-maker.
Either way, props to both Minter and offensive lineman Ryan Jensen (who donned his own Brady attire days earlier at Super Bowl LV) for a flawlessly executed troll, even if the GOAT was too trashed to notice.