After the impossible not only became possible, but had ended with the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, Tom Brady dropped to his knees.
He was overcome with emotion.
On his weekly radio interview on Westwood One, Brady had been asked if he wanted to win his record fifth Super Bowl for his mom.
"Yes," Brady answered. "I would."
Yes, he would win it for his mom, Galynn, who has been fighting illness for 18 months. Yes, he won it for his dad, Tom Sr., who has so publicly stood up for him in the face of Deflategate. Yes, Brady won it for his family and his teammates and Bill Belichick and Patriots fans.