Perhaps the riskiest throw of Tom Brady’s career wasn’t on a football field.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 11, 2021
Coming off a 31-9 victory against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, the Buccaneers took to the Hillsborough River. In lieu of a traditional parade, the Bucs underwent a boat parade on Wednesday. Here, Brady tossed the Lombardi Trophy across the river to tight end Cameron Brate.
Yet another perfect throw from the seven-time Super Bowl champion was just one highlight from the celebration. From Brady to coach Bruce Arians, the entire franchise is enjoying its second world championship.
A collective jaw drop ensued when Brady threw his seventh Lombardi Trophy. But, an eventful day in Tampa provided much theatrics. Notably, coach Arians remained outspoken on the status of pending free agents Lavonte David and Chris Godwin. Second-year linebacker Devin White reflected his coach’s wish in this statement:
Speaking of White, one of the day’s top highlights came from Raymond James Stadium. Owning various horses, White took one to the site of Super Bowl LV Wednesday. Here, he took a victory lap by horseback with the Lombardi Trophy.
Victory lap for @DevinWhite__40 🤠
A dream come true. pic.twitter.com/cjTXIQT7l1
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) February 11, 2021
The NFL’s life of the party was in full force Wednesday. Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski looked straight out of a movie. “Gronk” proceeded to show off his dance moves to Tampa, relishing every last second of his fourth Super Bowl victory.
A notable moment from Super Bowl LV was a crucial pass breakup on Tyreek Hill from rookie safety Antoine Winfield Jr. Notoriously, Winfield mocked Hill’s famous peace sign celebration by holding up his two fingers. The rookie safety continued Wednesday, by proudly holding up a peace sign along with a WWE championship belt.
Antoine Winfield Jr. before the Bucs' Super Bowl parade 👀
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 10, 2021
For now, the Bucs will continue celebrating their second Super Bowl victory. But with the league new year beginning on March 17, it will be a quick turn around for general manager Jason Licht.
David, Shaq Barrett and Godwin highlight the impending free agents for Tampa Bay. Licht will have to make a decision on various players, including Leonard Fournette and Antonio Brown. The early indication is the Bucs want to bring back the same team, but time will ultimately tell the 2021 roster.
Until then, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers remain the 2021 NFL Champions.