Patriots owner Robert Kraft has some experience celebrating Super Bowl victories, so it should come as no surprise that the five-time champion came to Houston's NRG Park with a box of premium cigars to pass out after New England's incredible comeback victory in Super Bowl LI.
After a debilitating first half, an improbable 25-point comeback and a nail-biting overtime drive to defeat the Atlanta Falcons, Kraft was seen handing out Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Maduro cigars to his players and coaching staff as he congratulated them on their victory.
A video posted to Twitter by NFL.com's Dan Hanzus showed a jovial Kraft navigating the crowded locker room with the box of Padróns. MVP Tom Brady embraced Kraft, but seemed more concerned with his missing Super Bowl jersey than picking up a cigar.
Robert Kraft handing out victory cigars, including a special visit to TB12. pic.twitter.com/4GVyJdbrfw— Dan Hanzus (@DanHanzus) February 6, 2017
As far as the cigar selection goes, Kraft's choice seemed to be a good one. This particular line of Padróns tend to enjoy high ratings in Cigar Aficionado's blind tastings. One size, the short-and-squat Hermoso, recently scored 93 points, which is considered outstanding on our 100-point scale.
The Patriots will bring the Lombardi Trophy home to parade through the streets of Boston tomorrow morning. We'll see which smokes Kraft will be passing out then.