Tom Brady Seems To Be The King of Chugging Beers, According To His Teammates
While in the midst of celebrating his 40th birthday on Thursday, ESPN rounded up some former teammates, coaches, and confidants of Tom Brady and shared some of their best stories of the future hall of fame quarterback.
One of the most notable stories came from former New England Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer, who gave a hilarious description of how Brady killed them all during a beer-chugging contest.
“We played up at Buffalo and we couldn’t fly back into Boston because the weather was so bad, so we had to stay the night in Rochester. We drove there, and we all decided we’d go out to dinner together. Tom being who he was, he usually couldn’t come to a team event like that. We might be at Capital Grille and he is sneaking in the back door and then people realize he’s there and he has to leave. But this was impromptu at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Rochester. The whole team is there. And it turns into a beer-chugging contest. You have linemen, Julian Edelman, they all think they are going to win. Then someone says, ‘I heard Tom is really great at chugging a beer.’ We don’t usually get to experience him like this, but we finally coax him into doing it. He does it, and let me tell you, you couldn’t have poured out the beer faster into a glass. It was unbelievable. And he slams the mug on the table and puts both fists in the air. He walks away with a look on his face that said, ‘You really thought you were going to beat me on this?’ The place went nuts.”
Former Patriots offensive lineman Ross Tucker once told Dan Patrick that Brady was the best beer-chugger ‘he had ever seen’.
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) January 23, 2017
Tucker even wrote about the beer-chugging experience back in 2014:
“We went to a local barbecue place near the stadium in Foxboro after practice one time, and there were two different occasions where Brady’s eyes displayed his trademark fire.
The first was when some of the veteran offensive linemen started talking to the rookies about a chugging contest. No big deal for these guys and given that they were fresh out of college, you would think they’d be at the top of their game. I was surprised to see Brady take part. The rookies looked at the seemingly pretty boy quarterback and laughed. I think I snickered myself.
We all should’ve known better.
I still have never seen anybody chug a beer faster than Tom Brady. You should’ve seen the way he slammed down his cup — it was like he was spiking the ball after a TD. It was hilarious. It was awesome. It was textbook Brady.”
Five Super Bowl rings on the field and beer-chug champ off of it as well.