NFL Fans Clown Tom Brady for Not Knowing What Down It Was Before Loss to Chicago Bears

After throwing an incomplete on a fourth down, Brady, who looked confused, went over to speak to officials. 

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 08: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 08, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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NFL fans took to Twitter to clown Tom Brady for seemingly being confused about what down it was before Tampa Bay's 19-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.

After throwing an incomplete to Cameron Brate on a fourth down in the fourth quarter, Brady, who looked confused was seen holding his fingers up. Apparently thinking that it was a third down, he then went over to speak to officials. 

Tom Brady forgot what down it was... 😬

Foles & #DaBears win, 20-19
Wow! Tom Brady didn’t realize it was 4th down... you forget things in your old age. #TNF
I can’t believe 6X Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady lost track of downs in their 20-19 loss to the Bears. 😧

"Yeah, you're up against the clock and you're up against the -- I knew we had to gain a chunk, so I should have been thinking more first down instead of chunk in that situation," Brady said following the game, per ESPN. "I knew we needed a chunk and I was thinking about more yardage. It was just bad execution. We had a great opportunity there so ... just didn't execute when we needed to."

NFL fans had plenty of jokes for the situation. People also couldn't help but compare Brady to J.R. Smith.

You can check out reactions to it all below. 

the bucs to tom brady
I can’t believe 6X Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady lost track of downs in their 20-19 loss to the Bears. 😧
Brady realizing that was 4th down
Tom Brady after turning it over on downs
Brady was just signaling how many rings & Finals MVPs LeBron is gonna have exactly 24 hours from now.
Tom Brady when his offense started walking off the field
Tom Brady and JR Smith
how many Ls I’ve taken on SNKRS just this week 😭
Tom Brady when the refs told him it was actually fourth down

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