Was Tom Brady throwing shade at Chicago Bears in viral clip?

Chicago Bears (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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In a clip from LeBron James’ The Shop, Super Bowl 55 MVP Tom Brady had an all-time quote that some fans are speculating was about Chicago Bears and maybe, more importantly, Mitch Trubisky.

When Tom Brady announced he was going to become a free agent on March 17, 2020, there was speculation that the alleged G.O.A.T. was going to be joining the Chicago Bears, as the Trubisky era seemed to be over.

Was Tom Brady throwing shade at the Chicago Bears and Mitch Trubisky?

So, were the Bears at the tail end of Brady’s back-ended comment? The reason the Chicago Bears are even thought of as possibly being the target was due to the rumor that Chicago was on Brady’s short-list of teams he wanted to go to.

Now, the three teams that were apparently on Brady’s “shortlist” per Dan Patrick included the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Chargers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Imagine what could have happened last year if this team had Brady under center.

The clip is very short and just a highlight, but was this short clip Brady’s effort to jab the Chicago Bears and possibly even Mitch Trubisky?

It’s hard to tell. There are differing opinions amongst the league on whether Brady is the “Poster Child” for the NFL as the can’t-do-wrong guy, while others say he’s vicious with trash-talking on the field.

It all adds up when he’s one of the most winningest (can’t believe that’s a real word) quarterbacks of all time. To win as much as Tom Brady has done, you have to be a little cut-throat, and from the allegations of his trash talk, he seems to be living up to that definition of what it means to be cut-throat.

To hear Brady say that about teams passing on him, the Chicago Bears allegedly being one of them, makes sense. He’s a competitor, and when your “9 to 5” job is doing whatever you can to win consistently, emotions run high.

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At the end of the day, it’s unclear if Brady was talking about the Chicago Bears or even Mitch Trubisky in this clip, but it’s fun to speculate during the off-season since there’s only so much news one fan can take regarding how someone did in a no-pads practice.