James Holzhauer has an offer for Tom Brady after QB's 'Jeopardy' dare

Darren Hartwell
NBC Sports Boston

James Holzhauer has an offer for Tom Brady after QB's 'Jeopardy' dare originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com

Tom Brady apparently is willing to take more risks at his advanced age.

The New England Patriots quarterback came out of nowhere Monday night with a surprising promise: If reigning "Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer had his streak of 22 consecutive wins snapped on Monday's show, Brady would deviate from his notoriously strict diet.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

Brady eating a strawberry is akin to you or I eating our least favorite food; he confirmed in an interview last year he hates the taste, texture and just about everything else about the fruit.

But Brady's confidence apparently was well-placed; Holzhauer racked up $89,229 to steamroll to his 23rd straight victory, bringing his total winnings to $1,780,237.

That meant disaster averted for Brady.

Holzauer is a sports bettor by trade, though, so he quickly caught wind of Brady's little stunt -- and asked the 41-year-old QB to up the ante.

Tomatoes fall in the dreaded "nightshade" category -- a big no-no in Brady's diet -- so this would be a bold risk indeed.

Then again, Holzhauer doesn't show any signs of slowing down; he needs roughly $700,000 to catch "Jeopardy!" legend Ken Jennings in all-time earnings despite winning just 23 contests compared to Jennings' 74.

Your move, Tom.

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.

What to Read Next