The mystery has been solved!
National security and FBI agents have finally located Patriots QB, Tom Brady’s Super 51 jersey.
The NFL released a statement early Monday confirming the news of the missing jersey.
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) March 20, 2017
Brady noticed his jersey was missing when the team headed back to the locker room after the Patriots 34-28 overtime win over Atlanta.
— NFL (@NFL) February 6, 2017
Brady even mentioned the missing jersey in the post game press conference:
“I put it in my bag and then came out and it wasn’t there anymore, so it’s unfortunate because that’s a nice piece of memorabilia. So if it shows up on eBay somewhere, someone let me know, try to track that down.”
The win over the Falcons gave Brady an NFL-record five Super Bowl wins as a starting quarterback.
Three days after the Super Bowl, the Houston police department opened a probe in the missing jersey but could find nothing.
According to Fox sports’ Jay Glazer, the FBI then became involved in the case, after the jersey was located on foreign soil.
Glazer also said that the NFL believes the jersey was stolen by someone posing as international media member and may have been the same person who took “Von Miller’s cleats and jersey” after Super Bowl 50.
Though it is unclear if the FBI was able to apprehend the thief, they are in the process of returning the jersey back to the Patriots.