Tom Brady admits he was confused, didn’t know it was fourth down during Bears game

Tom Brady admits he was confused, didn't know it was fourth down during Bears game

Tom Brady has finally come clean: He did lose track of the downs during the Buccaneers’ “Thursday Night Football” loss to the Bears in October.

Brady admitted in a TikTok that he thought he still had one more down to go after his fourth-and-6 pass downfield to Cameron Brate fell incomplete.

“Fourth quarter, last chance in Chicago — I thought it was the second-to-last chance in Chicago but apparently not,” Brady said. “I don’t think I’ve ever been as confused as I’ve been in this moment right here. Look at that face.”

That gaffe led the Bucs to a 20-19 loss and dropped them to 3-2 on the season.

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Brady’s potential mistake was a hot debate topic at the time. He had famously flashed four fingers to the referee with a confused look on his face. It was apparent that he had lost count of the downs.

Of course, at the time, neither Brady nor coach Bruce Arians was willing to admit Brady’s mistake. Arians said of the downs, “Yeah, he knew.” Meanwhile, Brady’s explanation didn’t explicitly say that he forgot the down and instead focused on the team needing to get into field goal range quickly.

“I knew we needed a chunk and I was thinking about more yardage and then, you know, it was just, it was bad execution. We had a great opportunity there. So just didn’t execute when we needed to,” Brady said in response to one question.

“Yeah, we just, you’re up against the clock and I knew we had to gain a chunk so I should have been thinking more first down instead of chunk on that down,” he said in response to the second question.

But with the season well in the rearview mirror and the Bucs having emerged as Super Bowl champions, there was no harm in Brady revealing this now. It certainly was a comical, inexplicable moment rivaled by few during the storied 21-year career of the quarterback.

But hey, even GOATs are allowed to make mistakes.





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