New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has made a number of highlights during what is sure to be a Hall of Fame career, but he made one of the most unusual highlights of his playing career on Sunday against the New York Jets.
Patriots offensive coordinator called a reverse to Brandin Cooks late in the first half and by the time he came back around after taking the handoff from Brandon Bolden, it was Tom Brady who was serving as his lead blocker and seemingly by design.
However, the weirdness didn’t stop there because Brady actually threw a block that left Jets linebacker Darron Lee on the ground in the backfield. After the game, Brady discussed whether or not it was the best block he’d ever thrown in his career (spoiler: it was).
“Probably,” Brady said according to Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com. “He was pretty off-balance, though, so it wasn’t much of a block. But it was good. It was a big play for us to get Brandin around the edge there, and he ran really well. Once he got free there, he had David (Andrews) out in front of him, and we ended up scoring on that drive, so that was a good play.”
The Patriots went on to win the game and clinch home-field advantage, which is important. However, the only thing we’ll remember about this game in a decade is that it was that one time when Tom Brady pancaked a guy.