Except Brady hadn't fumbled. An obscure rule decreed that even though Brady appeared to be tucking the ball into his chest, it was still technically a passing motion, and therefore the play was ruled an incomplete pass. The Patriots ended up coming back to tie it in the fourth quarter and win in a snowy overtime by an Adam Vinatieri field goal. The Patriots would go on to win six Super Bowls with Brady under center, while the Raiders ... did not.
So, it's probably not much comfort to Raiders faithful that, in a piggyback off Justin Bieber asking people to "tell him something honest" on TikTok, Brady whispered an admission about the game that maybe, just maybe, it might have been a fumble.
Of course, Brady is undoubtedly trolling here. But that probably makes it so much worse.
Brady gets honest about the Tuck Rule game
Tom Brady admits the famous Tuck Rule play against the Raiders in 2001 might actually have been a fumble.