Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, Tom Brady reveals he tested Positive for
COVID-19 after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl
The NFL athlete, 44, made the revelation to the Tampa Bay Times, in an interview
that was published on Saturday, September 4.
Brady confirmed he tested positive in February, shortly after his team beat Kansas
City Chiefs, 31-9, to win Super Bowl LV.
“And I think [COVID-19] going to be challenging this year,” he told the newspaper.
“I actually think it’s going to play more of a factor this year than last year, just
because of the way we’re doing now and what the stadium is going to look like
and what the travel is going to look like and the people in the building and the fans.
Brady, who’s since been vaccinated against the coronavirus, further explained
the football league’s testing and safety protocols for the upcoming season amid the
Family Affair! Tom Brady Adorably Celebrates Super Bowl LV Win With 3 Kids
“It’s not like last year, although we’re getting tested like last year,” Brady said. “It’s
going to be, I definitely think guys are going to be out at different points and we’ve
just got to deal with it.”
Following the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl victory at the time, he celebrated with his
teammates and friends, partying on a boat. The celebration soon turned rowdy when
the quarterback tossed his Super Bowl trophy overboard.
He continued, “Had [the trophy] clipped one of my boys in the other boat, it would’ve
been an ugly parade,” he said.
Though the California native didn’t remember much about the festivities, he did have
fun. He shared a few videos via social media, joking about the impact of a “little”
The United States — and the southeast specifically — is facing yet another surge of
the coronavirus ahead of the start of the regular season next week.
The country is averaging more than 160,000 new cases each day, per The New York
Times and Florida is averaging more than 15,000 cases each day. The state peaked
late last month with nearly 30,000 new cases each day, it’s all-time record since the
pandemic began. About 54% of the state is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus,
too, slightly better than the national average.