Remember that time Tom Brady’s game-worn New England Patriots jersey was stolen from the locker room after the Super Bowl? That was really weird. So weird, in fact, that there’s now a documentary about it.
Fox Sports Films announced on Sunday that the next entry in their Magnify series is “The Great Brady Heist,” which chronicles the disappearance of Brady’s jersey following the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl LI comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons. The documentary includes “never-before-seen FOX Sports footage, exclusive conversations with Brady,” and “the first-ever on-camera interview with the man who stole the jersey.”
“The Great Brady Heist” will debut on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 PM ET on Fox. Not so coincidentally, that’s the night before Super Bowl LIV, which is also being broadcast on Fox.
We’re not gonna say that the people at Fox will be rooting for the Patriots to make it back to the Super Bowl this season, but it sure would make for a nice tie-in, promotionally speaking.
If you don’t remember exactly what happened to the jersey and how it all played out, we won’t say right now (but you can read the whole story here). Per Fox, they see the film as one that looks “intricately at the investigation as well as the boundaries of fandom and redemption.”
“As the game’s broadcaster, FOX Sports played a role in so many elements of this story, so it made sense for us, with the help of NFL Films and Religion of Sports, to take a closer look and see it through,” said Charlie Dixon, Executive Vice President of Content, FOX Sports, in the press release. “The Great Brady Heist is the fulfillment of a three-year journey that’s captivated us from the beginning, and the film’s Super Bowl weekend debut makes it particularly special.”
“The Great Brady Heist” is the sixth film in Fox’s Magnify series, which includes “89 Blocks,” “Shot in the Dark,” “Nossa Chape,” “They Fight” and “Q Ball”. The doc is produced by NFL Films, in association with Gotham Chopra’s Religion of Sports.