Not only is Tom Brady getting his Super Bowl LI jersey back, he's also set to be reunited with the jersey from the New England Patriots' Super Bowl win two seasons ago thanks to efforts of law enforcement - and the quarterback expressed his gratitude in a statement Monday.
"I am happy my jerseys from SB 49 and SB 51 have been recovered, and I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies involved." said Brady, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. "I know they worked hard on this case - and it is very much appreciated. Hopefully when I get the jerseys back I can make something very positive come from this experience."
Brady's jerseys were found in Mexico, and were allegedly taken by Mauricio Ortega, a former executive with Honduran newspaper Diario La Prensa. The investigation and recovery of the jerseys were done by the FBI, in conjunction with the Patriots' security team.
It's unclear if Brady will keep the jerseys, or if they'll be displayed by the Patriots or in the Hall of Fame.