The Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, who beat the Kansas City Chiefs in their team's own Florida stadium 31 to 9, were joined by their families at the Super Bowl's boat parade days after the big game on Feb. 10. In one photo, Tom holds his 8-year-old daughter Vivian Lake with wife Gisele Bundchen, while in a second photo "the Gronk" can be seen rocking a black and red necklace—the Bucaneers' team colors—and little else.
Pegged as a "socially distant boat parade" by the official Buccaneers' website, other images from the event show cheerleaders in masks waving to onlookers. Tom, who scored his seventh Super Bowl ring with this year's win, did not come to play: He rolled up in a brand-new boat, reportedly worth over $2 million.
It looked like Tom was having the best time. In a video shared to Twitter, the quarterback can be seen throwing the Lombardi trophy to another boat on the water. (Fortunately, the football champion is pretty confident in his arm.) In another video, posted by sports reporter Joey Knight, a smiling, laughing Tom is shown walking with the help of an assistant as he attempts to get his sea legs back.
It's only fitting that Tom and Rob would celebrate this Super Bowl win together. The longtime friends have also been teammates for a decade. Rob was drafted to the New England Patriots in 2010, which was Tom's NFL home beginning in 2000. When Tom left the Patriots to join the Buccaneers in 2018, Rob followed two years later, despite previously deciding to retire.
Rob told reporters following the Super Bowl that Tom was partially responsible for him returning to the NFL.
"It was kind of a series of conversations. It wasn't anything like, 'Hey Rob I want you to come back, come to Tampa with me.' It was over a little bit of time. A couple conversations," he said. "He hit me up and was like, 'Would you come down?' And I was like, 'I've been waiting for you. I've been waiting for you to make a move.' It's just been over a series of just talks. It's just an unbelievable story."
An unbelievable story that culminates with two Super Bowl champions partying on a boat.