Tom Brady Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) drinks from a Gatorade bottle against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

As Tom Brady finally ends his playing career in the NFL, stories of his legendary skill and amazing abilities are being shared all across the league. That also happens to include stories of his amazing drinking prowess.

Damien Woody, who played center for the New England Patriots from 1999 to 2003, recently shared a wild story about how the quarterback would join the entire offensive line at the bar and drink them under the table.

“Every Thursday, the offensive line used to go out to eat, you know, after practice and Tom would join us,” Woody told Max Kellerman on ESPN. “And so it just turned into a situation where we just started chugging down beers. It got competitive and he kicked my behind.”

“What did you weigh at the time?” asked Kellerman, to which Woody said he was around 325-300 pounds. Kellerman then asked how many beers he would usually drink and Woody responded “double digits.” Still, Woody was adamant that Brady, who checks in around 220-225, would drink him under the table.

“To this day, it’s life’s greatest mystery,” added Woody.

Woody has shared this story before, saying in 2020 that it wasn’t just him that got out-drank, it was the entire offensive line.

“This dude just absolutely drank everybody under the ground,” Woody told ESPN’s, Jenna Laine. “I’m like, ‘Wait a minute.’ When we first started, I’m like, ‘There’s no way in hell that Tom’s gonna be able to battle all us big fellas up in here.’ If there was a wager on this, everyone woulda gotten wiped out. He wiped everybody out. And I was like, ‘Damn. A quarterback just out-drank the offensive line.’”

For what it’s worth, Woody’s story is backed up by Brian Hoyer, who told a similar anecdote during an appearance on ESPN.

“For whatever reason, we couldn’t fly back [from playing the Bills],” said Hoyer. “So we had to stay the night in Rochester. At some point, there’s a chugging contest that starts so it takes some coaxing but we finally get [Brady] up there, and when I tell you that you couldn’t have poured the beer out of the glass faster than he drank it. And of course, and like his competitiveness, he drinks and slams the glass on the table and flexes, and everybody, I mean the whole team is there and everybody just loses it.”

And just in case you needed literal proof that Tom Brady can chug beer like a champ, he literally proved it during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Imagine how much beer Brady must’ve drank after he celebrated his last Super Bowl victory in Tampa.


About Sean Keeley

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