I still don’t believe this is real, but a New England Patriots fan burned his Tom Brady jersey after the future Hall of Fame quarterback and his team lost to the Tennessee Titans.
New England Patriots fans aren’t used to losing after their team has been a perennial winner and captured six Super Bowls in the past two decades, so it comes as no surprise that there are some fans out there who took the loss to the Tennessee Titans hard.
Tennessee was able to go into Foxborough on Saturday night and upset New England, 20-13.
Quarterback Tom Brady didn’t exactly have a good game, either. The 42-year old completed 20-of-37 passes for 209 yards, and his one interception went for a pick-six with 15 seconds left in regulation and his team down by one point.
In fairness to Brady, the deck was stacked against him after Titans punter Brett Kern pinned him on the one-yard line.
But a tough situation and fist full Super Bowl rings aren’t enough to save Brady in the eyes of one Patriots fan who felt it was necessary to burn Brady’s jersey.
While I’m personally still skeptical about the situation, there are many out there who believe that this Patriots loss will be the end of the Brady-Belichick era, and the end of New England’s dynasty as a whole.
If that’s the case, it was one hell of a run.
Brady is set to be a free agent after this season, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter has hinted that the Patriots signal-caller could be moving on in 2020. Whether that means he retires or plays for a new team remains to be seen.
What I do know is that pretty much every fan base would kill to have the kind of sustained success Brady, Belichick and the Patriots have had for all these years.
And if it turns out that the Titans were the team to end that run, it would be an honor.