Tom Brady says Eagles fans still badger him about his dropped pass in the Super Bowl

Tom Brady says Eagles fans still badger him about his dropped pass in the Super Bowl
Tom Brady drops a pass in Super Bowl LII.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
  • Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will open the playoffs against the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Brady says that Eagles fans still make fun of him for his drop in Super Bowl LII.

Tom Brady has probably made more great plays than any other player in NFL history, but there's one miscue that still bothers him.

Speaking on his podcast "Let's Go!" Brady said that his dropped pass in Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles still haunts him, mainly because Eagles fans keep bringing it up.

Brady began by joking about his team's potential playbook heading into the Buccaneers' playoff game against the Eagles on Sunday with co-host Jim Gray.

"I never really discuss strategy with you, but it kind of works through the week," Brady said. "I'm thinking the first play from scrimmage, I'm handing it off, give it to a receiver, and they'll throw it back to me, so what could possibly go wrong with that? I need to redeem myself, so expect to see that at some point."

Brady was obviously referencing his drop against the Eagles in the Super Bowl, which came on a play designed just as he described. Gray asked Brady if he still thought about that play a lot.


"I get reminded of that play," Brady said, "Every time I see an Eagles fan, I get reminded of that play."

"My man Nick Foles caught a two-yard touchdown for God's sake. I'm out there in the middle of the field running my 5.2 forty. I'm a fish out of water out there. I wish I came down with it, it was just one of those plays that I'll never get back, and that's the reality of playing quarterback in the NFL."

Given the way that Brady is currently throwing the ball, chances are the Buccaneers playbook won't rely on trickeration to get someone passing to Brady instead.

Brady, at 44, had one of the best seasons of his career, leading the NFL in both passing yards (5,316) and touchdowns (43) en route to helping the Buccaneers secure the No. 2 seed in the NFC.

As was the case back in Super Bowl LII, Brady is likely much better off throwing the ball than trying to catch it.