WASHINGTON — Tom Brady and the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers visited President Joe Biden at the White House on Tuesday.
Brady had skipped visits by the New England Patriots to the White House in 2015 and 2017.
It was the first post-Super Bowl White House trip for the record-setting quarterback since 2005, when George W. Bush was president.
Brady joked to Biden about doubters of Tampa Bay's win and the president's election victory and being called "Sleepy Tom."
Tom Brady: “Not a lot of people think that we could have won and in fact, I think 40% of the people still don’t think we won."— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) July 20, 2021
Biden: “I understand that” https://t.co/zWVPjevyq4 pic.twitter.com/EO3UcSBnrn
Biden also used the occasion to tell Buccaneers players to get vaccinated against the coronavirus if they hadn't already.