Tom Brady to give Super Bowl MVP truck to Malcolm Butler
Quarterback impressed with rookie's late-game interception
Tom Brady’s work isn't done, not even after playing a big part in another New England Patriots Super Bowl title.
After the standout quarterback and other Patriots players parade through downtown Boston on Wednesday following their thrilling 28-24 championship win over Seattle on Sunday, Brady has some business to take care of for a teammate.
With his record-tying third Super Bowl MVP award came the keys to a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado truck, a vehicle Brady says he would gladly hand over to Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler.
It was Butler's interception, the 24-year-old rookie's first in the NFL, that cemented the victory and allowed Brady to run out the final 20 seconds on the clock in Glendale, Ariz.
"I would love to give him the truck. I would love to do that," Brady said Tuesday morning during the Dennis & Callahan morning show on WEEI radio in Boston, two days after he completed 37 of 50 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns in the big game.
"I'm going to figure out how to make that work."
The game nearly ended quite differently. Seconds before his big pickoff, Butler knocked away a pass that Seattle's Jermaine Kearse somehow caught, putting the football at the Patriots" five-yard line with 66 seconds left.
Butler then came up with the play of the game, stepping in front of a Russell Wilson pass intended for Ricardo Lockette for the championship-clinching interception.
"I just had a vision that I was going to make a big play and it came true," Butler said. "I'm just blessed. I can't explain it right now. It's crazy."