Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady made his final handoff of the season Tuesday, a new Chevrolet Colorado for teammate Malcolm Butler.
Brady’s gesture gives Chevy another infusion of publicity for the Colorado. What vehicle the Super Bowl MVP receives is normally an afterthought, but Brady’s handoff has kept the Colorado in the news long after the Feb. 1 game.
The New England Patriots quarterback was awarded the pickup for winning MVP honors, but he wanted Butler to have it. Butler, a cornerback, made the game-clinching interception in the game’s closing seconds.
Butler picked up his new Colorado from Clay Chevrolet in Norwood, Mass.
The University of West Alabama product appeared genuinely enthused to get his prize. He posed triumphantly with the Colorado in a series of photos that are circulating across the Web.
“I am ecstatic that Chevrolet has chosen to reward me with a Colorado,” Butler said in a statement. “It is just another unreal event in what has been an incredible week.”
Paul Edwards, Chevrolet’s U.S. vice president of marketing, commended Brady for being a class act.
Brady said in a statement: “I’ve seen several game-changing moments in big games, and Malcolm’s interception last Sunday ranks up there as one of the biggest. I appreciate Chevrolet wanting to honor the Super Bowl’s top performer, and I’m glad they have agreed to award the Colorado to Malcolm.”