TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said the fan who was kind enough to give back his 600th career touchdown ball that was thrown into the stands is going to "get something nice in return."
Brady, wide receiver Mike Evans and the Bucs are all making good on that promise.
"I got the ball back," Brady joked with Peyton and Eli Manning during his appearance on ESPN's Monday Night Football simulcast. "There was a lot of negotiation in order to get the ball back."
A team source told ESPN that Byron Kennedy, who was sitting in the end zone when Evans tossed the record-breaking ball into the stands, will receive two signed Brady jerseys, a helmet, another jersey autographed by Evans and Evans' game-worn cleats.
Brady told the Mannings that he also promised Kennedy that he'd receive one Bitcoin, which had a value of more than $62,000 as of Tuesday morning.
The team is also providing a pair of season tickets to Kennedy for the remainder of 2021, all of 2022 and a $1,000 credit to the official team store.
Evans had not realized that it was Brady's 600th career touchdown -- making Brady the first quarterback in NFL history to reach that mark -- until coach Bruce Arians told him. A team official was able to get the ball back from Kennedy, who is an internal medicine resident in Largo, Florida.
"Byron realized he lost all his leverage once he gave the ball away," Brady joked with the Mannings. "He should have held it to get as much leverage as possible.
"I think it worked out pretty well. ... I am also giving him a Bitcoin, which is pretty cool too. At the end of the day, I still think he's making out pretty well."
Kennedy told NFL Network that he was hopeful that he could perhaps play a round of golf with Brady one day.
Tweeted Evans after Sunday's game, "Sorry big bro glad that priceless legendary item was retrieved."