Feb. 10 (UPI) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers star quarterback Tom Brady celebrated his team’s Super Bowl LV win over the Kansas City Chiefs by tossing the Lombardi Trophy over several feet of water during a boat parade Wednesday.
Brady was captured on video throwing the trophy from his boat to another boat carrying Buccaneers players. His completion to shirtless tight end Cameron Brate generated wild cheers from fans and players.
“That was the best catch of my life,” Brate told the Tampa Bay Times. “Unbelievable. That was the best catch of my life. If I had dropped that, I think I would’ve had to retire.”
Brady, who earned his seventh Super Bowl ring with Sunday’s 31-9 win over the Chiefs, also tweeted a reaction to a video of him struggling to walk after getting off his boat.
The Buccaneers’ championship boat parade began around 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, with thousands of fans lining the Hillsborough River near downtown Tampa, Fla. It was the franchise’s first victory parade since winning the Super Bowl in the 2002-03 season.
As the parade started to conclude, Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said the team could easily repeat as champions if the roster remains intact.
“We have the best coaching staff in the NFL, and we damn sure have the best players in the NFL,” Arians said to the crowd. “… We’re going for two. We’re going for two. And we ain’t stopping. We’re going to keep this band together, and they know how to win.”