That's not all - with the same person, authorities also recovered another of Brady's Super Bowl jerseys, this one from his team's victory over the Seattle Seahawks in 2015. "Hopefully when I get the jerseys back I can make something very positive come from this experience", Brady said.
The NFL announced Monday morning that investigators with the Houston Police Department Major Offenders Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mexican authorities traced the jersey to a credentialed member of the worldwide press living in Mexico.
Acevedo also tweeted about the recovery of the jerseys.
The NFL says it was in possession of a credentialed member of the global media. The league did not elaborate in its statement on specifically who had it. This is an especially tough challenge during the Super Bowl, when 5,700 media members covered it this year alone.
It has been six weeks since Tom Brady and the New England Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl championship by defeating the Atlanta Falcons. The same man who stole Brady's jerseys reportedly is being investigated for stealing Von Miller's belongings at Super Bowl 50, which would mean he committed theft at three consecutive Super Bowls. There was no word on how or when that jersey went missing.More news: Google apologises for YouTube extremist ad controversy, and vows to change ways
According to a statement released by the National Football League, authorities found that the person who posed as the media member not only stole that jersey, but also Brady's jersey from Super Bowl XLIX.
Last month, he said he was due to discuss the matter with authorities.
Brady is the first quarterback to win five Super Bowl titles. Texas lieutenant governor Dan Patrick issued a statement on his Facebook account that closed with, "Note to the worldwide media: Don't Mess with Texas".
A video on the NFL's website showed Brady's shock at learning his jersey was missing. "It's unfortunate, because that's a nice piece of memorabilia".