Twenty-nine-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan Bryon Kennedy was enjoying a pleasant game against the Chicago Bears when he witnessed history. Tom Brady, perhaps the best quarterback of all time, made his 600th touchdown pass, only for Mike Evans to hand the football to Kennedy in the stands.
Needless to say, the Bucs were not too happy to see the historical ball be taken away.
However, Kennedy was not just going to be the ball back. In fact, he had plans to negotiate before he handed the ball back to the Buccaneers. In exchange for Brady’s 600th touchdown pass, Tampa Bay offered him two signed jerseys and a helmet from Brady, a signed Mike Evans jersey as well as game cleats, $1,000 store credit at the Bucs’ team store, and two season passes for the rest of this season in addition to next season.
“I knew how much it meant to Tom,” Kennedy explained when asked why he gave up the ball. He then went on to add, “and I was willing to trade.”
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback gave Bryon Kennedy Bitcoin in exchange for the historic ball?!
The ball, which could be upwards of $500,000, is clearly a hot commodity and the Buccaneers fan was hesitant to give it up without an exchange of goods. In a post-game conference, Brady explained that the fan was, “going to get something nice in return, so we’ll get him a helmet or a couple of jerseys or some other stuff. It was really cool of him to do that.” Despite this all happening, Brady also included a unique form of repayment: bitcoin.
The quarterback would go on to share that he thought Kennedy should have held onto the ball a little longer in order to get more out of the Buccaneers in addition to revealing that he paid Bryon using bitcoin.
“Byron realized he lost all of his leverage once he gave the ball away,” the 44-year-old Super Bowl champion commented when he sat down to discuss with Eli and Peyton Manning during Monday Night Football. “He should’ve held it to get as much leverage as possible.”
Even Peyton Manning agreed and stated, “If he would’ve held it, he would’ve been sitting in the Tom Brady suite for the rest of the season. Amateur move on his part.”
“I think it worked out pretty well,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback went on to amend. He then admitted that he added cryptocurrency to the long list of accommodations that Kennedy received. “I’m also giving him a Bitcoin. That’s pretty cool too. At the end of the day, I think he’s still making out pretty well,” Brady said.
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