During Friday night’s preseason victory over the Carolina Panthers, 17-16, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady connected with his new tight end Scott Chandler for a beautiful 18-yard touchdown catch.
Chandler’s reward was a head-butt from Brady for which he was thrilled to receive (via ESPN):
“I’ve been watching Tom give guys head-butts for years and I was glad to finally get one,” Chandler said, the grin on his face hard to miss.”
Not only did Brady’s head-butt make Chandler feel welcome to the team, he arrived home to find out that his wife posted an adorable video of his daughter’s cheering his touchdown that quickly went viral.
— Alissa Chandler (@AlissaChandler) August 29, 2015
Chandler’s touchdown topped off a seven-play, 80-yard drive in which he also nabbed 15-and six-yard receptions. There was only 56 seconds left on the clock when Chandler secured the score. At halftime, Chandler led the team in catches with three for 40 yards and that memorable touchdown, to go along with the treasured head-butt.
The touchdown was also Brady’s first of his limited preseason action.