Tom Brady oddly mentions Gisele’s infamous shade of Wes Welker
Tom Brady has passed Brett Favre on the all-time passing yards list and now sits at No. 3 in NFL history. To no surprise, the New England Patriots quarterback deferred much of the praise for the accomplishment by crediting his teammates past and present for their role.
Interestingly, though, Brady made note of some infamous shade wife Gisele Bundchen once threw Wes Welker’s way while doing so.
In his weekly interview with Jim Gray during Westwood One’s coverage of “Monday Night Football,” Brady insisted he views individual milestones and the like as team accomplishments.
“Because I’ve been fortunate to play in the same place for 20 years with great teammates, I’ve been able to pile up a lot of individual statistics,” Brady told Gray, as transcribed by NBC Sports Boston. “But the reality for me is, all those I share with all the guys I played with.”
He then added this:
“You know, my wife said, ‘He cannot throw the ball and catch it’? That’s the truth. There’s a lot of guys who have been on the other end of catching all those passes.”
Brady of course is referring to how Bundchen singled out Welker after the Patriots wideout dropped a pass during the team’s Super Bowl XLVI loss to the New York Giants.
“My husband cannot f—— throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times,” she said after the game.
As luck would have it, Welker currently serves as wide receivers coach for the San Francisco 49ers, who happened to be facing the Cleveland Browns on “Monday Night Football.”
Gray was well aware of who was the target of Bundchen’s barbs back in 2012 and asked Brady how Welker would feel about the infamous shade being brought up again.
“Wes is one of my best friends. He always will be,” Brady said. “Wes knows how I feel about him. What an amazing player he was.”
Welker’s drop of course is ancient history and his friendship with Brady obviously has stood the test of time. In other words, no harm, no foul. Probably.