No, hell has not frozen over, but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did find himself on the bench at the end of New England’s 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs during Monday Night Football.
Brady threw for just 159 yards and even managed to squeeze in a couple of interceptions in the second half. Belichick pulled him. Rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo made his NFL debut going 6 of 7 for 70 yards and a touchdown pass to Rob Gornkowski.
So, what happens when the NFL’s golden child with model good looks and the super model wife gets benched on national television?
Well, naturally, Twitter goes nuts.
Here are the top 18 Tweets regarding Brady’s less than stellar performance.
BREAKING: TOM BRADY IS RETIRING pic.twitter.com/1h77cwwxyz— SportsNation (@SportsNation) September 30, 2014
Nobody can escape "Father Time" pic.twitter.com/gi7DAubegC— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) September 30, 2014
In the knee-jerk world, Alex Smith is now better than Tom Brady. OK.— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) September 30, 2014
Tom Brady this morning... pic.twitter.com/z4Eg0lTjSq— SportsNation (@SportsNation) September 30, 2014
Gonna throw out the most bat-sh*t crazy name for Michigan's next head coach: Tom F'in' Brady. Kingsbury 2 years younger.— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) September 30, 2014
Nailed it.. pic.twitter.com/xhSWhywDTu— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) September 30, 2014
"You almost feel sorry for Tom Brady, right?"— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 30, 2014
- Ray Lewis
Tom Brady is softer than a down comforter.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) September 30, 2014
Uh this might be fighting words but the Patriots backup QB might be dreamier than Tom Brady.— JEFF WILD (@jiffywild) September 30, 2014
Gisele is getting ready to abuse Tom Brady after this performance https://t.co/tEI39ZICTF— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) September 30, 2014
Tom Brady just wants to get home, open a bottle of chardonnay and fall asleep while watching Downton Abbey.— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) September 30, 2014
Tom Brady's got that "dad forgot to pick me up after school even though it's his weekend" face right now.— Kyle Ayers (@kyleayers) September 30, 2014
Kirk Cousins on Tom Brady pic.twitter.com/Ie7k4Njo4Y— Chad Dukes 🇺🇸 (@chaddukes) September 30, 2014
If it weren't for the chin dimple, I'd mistake Tom Brady for Kyle Orton tonight.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) September 30, 2014
Tom Brady looks like he watched the Michigan game. #MNF— Alan Lee🏝 (@AlanLLee) September 30, 2014