Tom Brady threw the 600th touchdown pass of his NFL career on Sunday afternoon, finding wide receiver Mike Evans across the middle.
The seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback made history with the throw, as no other NFL quarterback has reached the 600-touchdown mark.
Brady didn’t get to hold onto the ball, though. Evans tossed it away to a Buccaneers fan sitting behind the end zone.
Brady ➡️ Evans for No. 600
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 24, 2021
Thankfully, the Buccaneers were able to get the ball back from the fan. Tampa Bay reportedly gave the fan some memorabilia and a significant gift card to the team store.
Brady revealed his conversation with Evans about the ball giveaway.
“It was pretty funny. He was like, ‘Man, sorry, do you want that back?,” Brady recalled in a postgame interview with CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson.
“And I said, ‘I think they’re probably going to get that anyway, but you’re good,’” Brady added. “It’s all good. I definitely know we got that one back, so that was one I wanted to have.”
“He was like: ‘Man, sorry, do you want that back?’”
“And I said: ‘I think they’re probably going to get it anyways.’”
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) October 24, 2021
It’s probably tough to get upset about something when you’re blowing out the Bears, too.
Tampa Bay improved to 6-1 on the season with Sunday afternoon’s win.