Tom Brady has finally done it.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback had never scored a first quarter touchdown in a Super Bowl until Sunday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium.
Brady found Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski on a 8-yard touchdown pass with 37 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.
Brady and Gronkowski played in four Super Bowls together -- Gronk missed Super Bowl LI due to injury -- in nine seasons as teammates on the New England Patriots from 2010 through 2018. Brady's Patriots teams never scored a first quarter touchdown in nine trips to the Super Bowl.
Several of Brady's and Gronkowski's former Patriots teammates had an excited reaction on Twitter to the touchdown. Here's a roundup of those tweets:
Another Boston sports legend, former Red Sox star David Ortiz, also was fired up over Gronkowski's touchdown.
UPDATE (Sunday, Feb. 7 at 7:55 p.m. ET): Gronkowski caught another TD from Brady in the second quarter, and Patriots players again went to Twitter to react.
A win for Brady would give him seven Super Bowl titles in 10 appearances -- more than any player or team in NFL history.