Tom Brady Throws Touchdown Pass to Drew Brees' Son in Moving Post-Game Moment

After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New Orleans Saints, Tom Brady and Drew Brees headed back onto the field for a private post-game chat. Scroll on to see Brady's moving moment with Brees' son.

By Natalie Finn, Elyse Dupre Jan 18, 2021 6:15 PMTags
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One of Tom Brady's most memorable plays came after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' win against the New Orleans Saints.

After the Jan. 17 divisional playoff game, the 43-year-old NFL pro headed back onto the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to shake hands with and hug his fellow quarterback Drew Brees. Brady also spent some time with the 42-year-old's four kids—sons Baylen, 12; Bowen, 10; and Callen, 8 and daughter Rylen, 6—and even threw a touchdown pass to one of the boys. 

"We could have used you tonight," he quipped in a video posted by NFL Network correspondent James Palmer.

After sharing a few brief words with his fellow sports star, Brady walked off the field, telling one of Brees' sons, "Be nice to your sister."

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New Orleans Saints with a final score of 30 to 20. The Florida-based team will face off against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 24. The winner will compete against either the Kansas City Chiefs or the Buffalo Bills, depending on who wins the AFC Championship Game, at the 2021 Super Bowl.

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The loss was a tough one for the Saints. Brees threw three interceptions, and there have been rumors he may retire soon. Although, he hasn't commented on his future with the team. 

"I'm gonna give myself an opportunity to think about the season, think about a lot of things, just like I did last year, and make a decision," he said when asked if Sunday marked his final game, per ESPN.

Like Brees, Brady has a few kids of his own. He's father to John, 13; Benjamin; 11 and Vivian, 8. And while it's unclear if either Brady's or Brees' children will play football one day, it wouldn't be the first time an athlete's child has shown a similar passion.

To see more kids who've followed in their parents' famous footsteps, scroll on.

LeBron and Bronny James

LeBron James Jr., born Oct. 6, 2004, is a high school basketball standout just like his dear, old, four-time NBA champion father, LeBron James, having taken his talents to Chatsworth Sierra Canyon in the San Fernando Valley. The private school is known as a destination for next-generation talent, Bronny's teammates and predecessors including Zaire Wade and alumni Scottie Pippen Jr. and Kenyon Martin Jr.

While the NBA schedule has often kept LeBron from being able to attend a full slate of his son's games, he's been known to go to great lengths to watch Bronny in action, such as when he chartered a plane on one of his off-days on the road to catch Sierra Canyon playing his own alma mater, Akron's St. Vincent-St. Mary, in Columbus, Ohio.

"To go watch my son play...and also versus my alma mater," James told reporters, "it's a pretty surreal, come-full-circle, unbelievable thing."

The day before the pandemic resulted in the suspension of the NBA season and most every other sport in March 2020, Sierra Canyon won the Southern California Open Division title.

 

 

Dwyane and Zaire Wade

Helping to make up the Sierra Canyon all-star squad: Zaire Wade, the eldest son of retired Miami Heat star (and former LeBron James teammate) Dwyane Wade.

"You've got to embrace it," Zaire, who transferred there in December 2019 from Florida, told Yahoo! Sports about the unusual amount of attention (including 15 televised games on ESPN networks) being paid to his team, as opposed to your average high school squad, no matter how accomplished. "There are cameras on us wherever we go. There has been a lot of attention on me my whole life, but this is crazy. This is another level."

In April 2020, however, Zaire—unhappy with the lack of playing time he ended up getting—announced on Instagram that he'd be transferring to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, Fla., and reclassifying himself as a member of the class of 2021.

Chad and Cha’iel Johnson

The retired football star has a daughter who may be able to leave him in the dust by now. The track and field star competed in the 2017 AAU Junior Olympics at 12, winning the girls' 800-meter run, and now is a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas High School track team in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

 

Shaquille and Shareef O'Neal

The NBA Hall of Famer's third-eldest child, who measures up at 6-foot-10, has arrived at Louisiana State, where there's a 900-pound bronze statue of Shaq outside the LSU Basketball Practice Facility in honor of its famous alum.

Shareef, born Jan. 11, 2000, initially went to play for UCLA after graduating from the private Crossroads School in Santa Monica, Calif., but after being sidelined with a heart condition that required surgery and not playing in the 2018-19 season, he announced his intent to transfer to his dad's alma mater in February 2020.

Amirah O'Neal

Shaq's 6-foot-2 daughter (in the long black dress) joined brother Shareef at LSU to play basketball for the Tigers after her own distinguished career at Crossroads.

"One of the most difficult decisions for a person my age to make, is the jump from high school to college," she announced on Instagram in April 2020. "Although I don't fully know what's ahead of me, I am ready for the challenge. I never imagined myself saying this, but I am excited to say that I have decided to commit to being a student athlete at LSU along side my brother Shareef O'Neal. I am Sooooo grateful to spend my next 4 years as a Tiger."

Zach and MacKenly Randolph

The eldest daughter of two-time NBA All-Star Zack Randolph is a 5-foot-11 freshman at Sierra Canyon, playing basketball alongside fellow NBA star scion Izela Arenas, daughter of Gilbert Arenas.

"I went to Michigan State under coach Tom Izzo," Randolph told the Los Angeles Times in December. "He was a dog. Just hard. The boys you can be a little rough with. The girls, they have you wrapped around your finger. The girls look at you, 'Dad, I'm trying.' You have a special spot for the girls."

MacKenly said she'd beaten her dad three times in one-on-one, quipping, "He doesn't play any defense."

Terrell and Terique Owens

The 6-foot-3 son of the NFL Hall of Famer committed to Florida Atlantic University in 2019 as a preferred walk-on. Terique played basketball for most of his life before switching to football as a teen and got his post-high school playing career off the ground at Contra Costa Community College before transferring.

Scottie Pippen and Scotty Jr.

The Sierra Canyon graduate started all four years and won two state titles. He now plays college ball for Vanderbilt, earning SEC Freshman of the Week honors as his NCAA career got underway in 2019.

"Another dream accomplished, for him and for me," Scott's six-time NBA champion dad tweeted when he announced his collegiate intentions. "Congrats, son, you make me so proud every single day and I can't wait to see you play on the next level!"

Scotty Jr., Justin, Preston and Sophia Pippen

Scottie Pippen has four kids with ex-wife Larsa Pippen (he has seven living children overall, one of the twin girls he fathered in a previous relationship having died at 9 days old), and sons Justin and Preston (class of 2021) are also Sierra Canyon basketball players.

Dennis, Dennis Jr. and Trinity Rodman

The former Chicago Bulls star and five-time NBA champion is a lot of things—and a dad is one of them.

Dennis Jr., or DJ, played basketball and football at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif., but now is focusing on the former as a forward at Washington State.

"He's one of the more under-rated or unknown players in Southern California," his high school coach, Ryan Schachter, told the Orange County Register after a game in 2017.

DJ's sister Trinity (they're both Rodman's kids with ex-wife Michelle Moyer) joined him in 2020 as a top-ranked soccer recruit for the Cougars.

Tiger and Charlie Woods

It's only fitting that golfing's GOAT has a kid who's got mad skills on the course. But when asked at the PNC Championship in December 2020, where Charlie made his televised-golf debut at the age of 11 alongside his dad, about his son's future prospects as a pro, Tiger assured that his only concern was Charlie enjoying himself.

Asked if he had been working on his swing ahead of the father-son outing, the 15-time major champion said, "I haven't put in any time. I don't really care about my game. I'm just trying to make sure that Charlie has the time of his life and is able to enjoy all of this.'' 

 

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