The Major Offenders—Police Impersona/Swindle unit of the Houston PD is investigating the case and has presumed the jersey stolen, though no new developments have emerged since the uniform disappeared from the locker room following New England's 34-28 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons.
The crime is being considered a first-degree felony.
"Someone stole my jersey. I put it in my bag and I went in [the locker room] to take my eye black off, and they had opened up to—I don't know—the media," Brady said. "I walked back to my bag, and it was gone. Same thing happened two years ago. That sucks, but, oh well."
The jersey is an important part of NFL lore. Not only did Brady lead the Patriots to the largest comeback in Super Bowl history and win the game in the first overtime in Super Bowl history, but he also became the first NFL quarterback to win five titles.
For now, however, this particular piece of sports history and memorabilia remains missing.