By Gabe Friedman
(JTA) “I don’t know how he caught it. I don’t think he does either.”
That’s New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Jewish teammate Julian Edelman’s physics-defying catch during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI on Sunday night won by the Pats in overtime, 34-28.
The catch, which Edelman somehow secured between multiple defenders after the ball was tipped in the air, was a crucial part of a historic comeback. New England trailed 28-3 in the third quarter before scoring 31 unanswered points on the way to its thrilling victory — the first overtime game in Super Bowl history.
In typical goofy form, Edelman said Brady exaggerated his praise for the catch because the two have a “bromance.”