The NFL certainly doesn’t want any thievery going on after the Super Bowl like what happened last year. Tom Brady’s jersey was stolen and when it was eventually found, it turned out that the thief had stolen from the Denver Broncos when they won Super Bowl 50. Now, the NFL reportedly has a plan in place to protect all game-worn memorabilia.
There will be “federal agencies, multiple state agencies and private security plus surveillance everywhere,” per TMZ Sports. They’re making Brady’s jersey sound like the Holy Grail of sports memorabilia and it could very well become that should the Patriots win yet another Super Bowl, giving Bill Belichick and Brady their sixth ring together.
When Brady’s jersey was stolen last year it was reportedly tracked down by a fan and not the FBI. It was tracked down to Mexico and was stolen by a man named Martin Mauricio Ortega who has now been banned from all NFL games, according to TMZ Sports. When the FBI did catch up with Ortega, they also found a Brady-worn jersey from Super Bowl XLIX when the Patriots beat the Seahawks.
A sixth Super Bowl win for the Patriots would tie them with the Pittsburgh Steelers for most all-time by a team and it would give Brady the record for most Super Bowl victories. He is tied with former Cowboys and 49ers linebacker Charles Haley.
[h/t Bleacher Report]