Brett Favre Also Lost Jersey After Winning Super Bowl

Andrew GouldFeatured ColumnistFebruary 11, 2017

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Tom Brady isn't the only star quarterback who can't find the jersey he wore while winning the Super Bowl.

After orchestrating a 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51, the New England Patriots icon said his game-worn jersey went missing from the team's locker room. When asked about the incident during an interview on Fox Business Network, Brett Favre shared a similar story.

Twenty years ago, the Green Bay Packers gunslinger earned his first and only Super Bowl ring over the Patriots. On Friday, he told Mornings with Maria host Maria Bartiromo that he doesn't know what happened to his winning jersey:

What happens is there’s a massive celebration, of course, you go into the locker room – it’s mass confusion. Unless you actually take your jersey off and your pants and stuff, and you put them in a bag that is secure, you don’t know because there’s people grabbing stuff, there’s laundry, guys are going in the shower, they’re hugging, there’s champagne – so, it could easily get taken.

Unlike Brady, who joked about the memento going on eBay after it disappeared from his bag, Favre wasn't as aware of the burgeoning memorabilia market decades ago.

"I didn't even know what memorabilia meant in 1996," Favre said. "It's a little more common now, so had I known then what I know [now], I would have placed it in a bag."    

[Fox Business, h/t For the Win]