Now that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has retired again (at least for now), he now belongs to the ages.
That means memorabilia that involves him will be more sought after, not to mention more valuable.
Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse is the proud owner of the football with which he forced Brady into his final interception.
The last player to pick off Tom Brady was wise to keep this one. https://t.co/jUBuDduI2h
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 1, 2023
That interception came during the Cowboys’ wild-card playoff-round win over the Bucs, a game in which Brady went just 35 of 66.
Of course, he announced his retirement nearly a year ago, only to unretire days later and endure an uncharacteristically turbulent season.
For much of the schedule, he didn’t look like his vintage self, as his touchdown passes fell from 43 the year before to 25, and his passer rating dropped from 102.1 to 90.7
He had a couple of moments where he stepped into the wayback machine, such as a Week 13 game over the New Orleans Saints where he led Tampa Bay to a thrilling come-from-behind win after trailing by 13 early in the fourth quarter.
But more often than not, he looked unnerved and even frustrated.
In addition, Brady’s personal life was coming apart at the seams, especially when his 13-year marriage to model Gisele Bundchen ended.
After his team lost to the Cowboys 31-14, there was speculation that he may join another team, such as the Las Vegas Raiders or the San Francisco 49ers.
But instead, he decided to call it quits as the proud owner of seven Super Bowl championships, three regular season MVP awards and the consensus acknowledgment as the greatest player in the history of the NFL.NEXT: NFL Insider Explains Why Kellen Moore Was Let Go