When you're the GOAT it can be hard for people to process you're also a human being. And humans are flawed creatures.
That's exactly what Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans received this past Sunday—a glimpse of Tom Brady's flaws.
While Brady is usually cool as a cucumber in all things related to throwing the football, he seems to have some issues when it comes to throwing tablets. Sunday's game against the Saints saw the quarterback's frustration boil over as he was spotted launching a Microsoft Surface tablet along the sidelines.
While shrugging off a matchup clouded by drama, Brady has since come out in a video to tell fans he's sorry for the sideline tantrum.
See his video below:
In the video Brady acknowledged his actions and made a brief apology.
"Sorry for breaking that tablet. I think that's going to be another Twitter meme."
The quarterback was visibly frustrated in a difficult game where he failed to eclipse 200 yards in passing.
His performance was further brought down by what many classified as an in-game tantrum.
Yet despite his difficulties on offense, the Bucs came away with the victory and Brady gave credit where it was due.
"Great win to get to 2-0. Shout out to the D for coming up huge again. The ugly ones count too."
Ugly is certainly a word to describe Sunday's matchup.
Brady's tablet toss was only the tip of the iceberg in a game that will undoubtedly be closely reviewed by NFL officials.
Towards the end of the game, Saint's star cornerback Marshon Lattimore was visibly chirping at the future Hall of Famer. Lattimore then took it one step further and struck Bucs running back Leonard Fournette in the face.
This prompted wide receiver Mike Evans to bull rush Lattimore shoving him down to the turf.
A scuffle then ensued which led to both players being ejected.
Due to Brady being a central figure in Sunday's fiasco, social media took the opportunity to pick at him.
But others just saw a seven time Super Bowl champion being competitive.
This isn't the first time Brady let his emotions get the best of him.
Ever since joining the Bucs back in 2020, the quarterback has been terrorized by the Saint's defense. The last time he faced them his offense was shut out over an abysmal four quarters.
That game also featured a tablet toss, albeit one that was much less emphatic.
On Sunday, the Bucs couldn't get anything done in the first half marking six straight scoreless quarters against the Saints' pesky defense. Towards halftime, Brady needed to blow off some steam which is when he decided to turn to the team tablet once again as an emotional outlet.
This action along with his role in the brawl later on sparked the blowback he's received. Brady is also facing issues in his personal life with rumors swirling of marital difficulties between him and his wife Gisele Bundchen.
In any case, if Brady can get his head straight its safe to say that this year's Buccaneers are a potential Super Bowl caliber team.
Moreover in all fairness to the GOAT, that tablet was tossed with beautiful throwing mechanics.