You can’t make this stuff up, but back in 1983, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw underwent an arm surgery and used “Thomas Brady” as an alias.
The old newspaper clippings of the coincidence circulated social media Wednesday morning — the anniversary of the procedure.
The former Pittsburgh Steeler had forgotten he’d used a different name to hide his identity, but was reminded when a few old articles about it went viral.
âTom Brady! How lucky am I?â Bradshaw told The Athletic, explaining the situation. âThereâs no question he and I are linked at the hip â same initials, same number. I had hair back then. I was a sex symbol. I had it all going then.â
Brady only was 5 years old at the time of the surgery that essentially ended Bradshaws career, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signal-caller went on to win more Super Bowls than any quarterback ever.
Bradshaw, who formerly was tied with Joe Montana with four rings each, kept the jokes coming.
âEverything Tom Brady has today is because of me, do you know that?â Bradshaw said. âThink about it. Every record he owns he had to go through me. Get used to that, Tom Brady.â
That’s one way to look at it.