NFL Curiously Leaves Tom Brady, Patriots Off Super Bowl Prediction Tweet


September 6, 2015

Apparently the NFL doesn’t consider the New England Patriots to be a Super Bowl favorite.

The NFL sent out a tweet, asking fans for their Super Bowl 50 predictions, and all of the league’s best quarterbacks were pictured, other than Super Bowl XLIX MVP Tom Brady, of course.

In case the NFL decides to delete the tweet (they should definitely decide to delete the tweet), here’s a screen shot:

Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 10.10.03 PM

It makes little sense not to include the Patriots in the tweet, since they have the fifth-best odds of winning Super Bowl 50, behind the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles (huh?) and Indianapolis Colts, according to Bovada, via

If the NFL wanted to picture the quarterbacks of the league’s best teams, the Patriots should obviously be included. If the NFL’s intention was to picture the NFL’s best quarterbacks, then Brady should be on the left side of that Super Bowl 50 logo, and Peyton Manning should be moved up to replace Carson Palmer.

Perhaps the NFL created the artwork prior to Thursday’s announcement of Brady’s overturned suspension and scheduled it for 5 p.m. on Sunday? We’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, but diehard Patriots fans likely won’t.

UPDATE (11:18 p.m. ET): The NFL deleted the tweet.

Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@NFL

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