Roger Goodell: Handing Tom Brady the Lombardi Trophy ‘would be an honor’

USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero breaks down the wins by the Falcons and Patriots and looks ahead to their matchup in Super Bowl LI.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t foresee an awkward moment if the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady defeat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

Goodell said Wednesday that handing the Lombardi Trophy to Brady, who served a four-game suspension to start this season after a prolonged legal battle with the NFL over Deflategate, would not make him uncomfortable.

“Not for a second,” Goodell said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “This is one of the great opportunities we have — two dominant teams playing in the Super…