Tom Brady put the Buccaneers on the board Sunday with his first touchdown as Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback.
Unfortunately for TB12 and his new team, he provided points for the Bucs’ Week 1 opponent as well.
Brady, who rushed for the first touchdown in the Week 1 contest between Tampa Bay and New Orleans, tossed a pick six on the Buccaneers’ first drive of the second half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. A pass intended for Justin Winston was intercepted by Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who bolted 36 yards to paydirt and swelled New Orleans’ lead to 24-7.
As you can imagine, Brady’s error prompted a slew of reactions on social media.
In typical Brady fashion, he wasted little time making amends for his mistake. Less than four minutes after the pick six, TB12 connected on a 9-yard touchdown pass to tight end O.J. Howard to trim the Saints’ lead to 10.
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