Tom Brady giving Bucs fan who returned 600th TD a Bitcoin
TAMPA (WFLA) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced on the ESPN ManningCast that he is rewarding Bucs fan, Byron Kennedy, with a Bitcoin for returning his 600th touchdown pass.
Kennedy was standing in the end zone with a friend when Brady threw his historic touchdown pass. But wide receiver Mike Evans didn’t realize it was a historic pass, and tossed the ball to Kennedy as a keepsake. The team later had to do a bit of negotiating to get it back.
Brady first brought this up prior to the Monday Night Football appearance, announcing the idea of making sure Kennedy received a gift.
Experts say if Kennedy were to keep and later sell the ball on the open market it could be worth in the range of $500,000.
The team gave Kennedy two signed Brady jerseys, a Brady helmet, a signed Mike Evans jersey and game cleats, two season tickets for the remainder of 2021 and the 2022 season along with another game ball and a gift certificate for merchandise in the team store. But just how much is the BitCoin from Brady?
If you’re doing the math at home, the current price of Bitcoin is $62,999. It’s not quite the mortgage level value the ball was worth, but it’s a nice addition to gifts Kennedy is also getting.