Enjoy the ride, rookie. You deserve it.
Tom Brady received a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado for winning the Super Bowl MVP award, but he told a Boston radio station he hopes to give it to Malcolm Butler.
Butler, of course, is the undrafted rookie who made perhaps the biggest play of all -- a game-clinching interception at the 1-yard line in the New England Patriots' victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
"I would love to give him the truck," Brady told WEEI's "Dennis & Callahan" morning show Tuesday. "I would love to make that happen. I''m going to figure out how to make that work." (You can hear the comment above beginning about the :57 mark.)
According to AL.com, Butler signed with the Patriots last May for the NFL minimum salary of $420,000 a year (not including bonuses). Forbes puts Brady's football-related earnings plus endorsements in the tens of millions of dollars.
While Butler's pay is hefty for a 24-year-old in most professions, it seems only right that he get some of the MVP spoils.
Good move, Tom.
H/T The Score