Entertainment Sports Kelly Clarkson Mocks Tom Brady's 'Thirst Trap' in Remix of 'Since U Been Gone' Clarkson put a Brady-themed spin on her 2004 hit alongside Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins By Natasha Dye Natasha Dye Twitter Natasha Dye is a writer-reporter for PEOPLE Digital covering sports. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 10, 2023 12:57 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Kelly Clarkson. Photo: NFL Alexa, play Kelly Clarkson's Tom Brady remix of "Since U Been Gone," please. Guests at the NFL Honors were treated to a live remix of Clarkson's 2004 hit, with a special Brady-themed twist on Thursday night. Clarkson, 40, was hosting the show when Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins took the stage hoping to perform a special tribute to Brady, 45. "I'm sorry Kelly, I just wanted to sing one quick tribute song to Tom Brady on behalf of all the other quarterbacks in our league," Cousins, 34, said. "Would that be OK?" Cousins switched up the lyrics to the hit song, referencing Brady's seven Super Bowl wins and joking that "maybe Kirk could win," now that Brady has retired. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Dak Prescott Named Walter Payton Man of the Year for Charity Work After Mom and Brother's Deaths Clarkson, wearing a floor-length dress featuring a Dallas Cowboys theme, pointed out that Cousins' version "didn't sound like a tribute" — and sounded more like he and the other NFL quarterbacks are relieved they won't have to compete against Brady anymore. Then, she showed off her powerhouse vocals with a remix of her own. "Cause now that he's gone, teams have hope for the first time," Clarkson sang. NFL "Brady's moving on, for the GOAT, that's a wrap, now he just posts thirst traps," she sang as a photo of Brady's recent revealing selfie took the screen. Tom Brady Poses in Just His Underwear to Complete a Bet: 'Did I Do It Right?' Brady posted the sexy photo shortly after he announced his second retirement from the NFL. However, two of the former quarterback's friends, Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman, also poked fun at the shot. Tom Brady. Tom Brady/twitter "I don't think he did it right," Gronkowski, 33, told ET this week of Brady's revealing selfie. He explained that Brady's "hand is not in the right place," during the interview. "He's covering up a little bit," Gronkowski critiqued, jokingly. "You're not supposed to be covering up! That's what's supposed to be showing." RELATED VIDEO: Tom Brady Poses in Just His Underwear to Complete a Bet: 'Did I Do It Right?' "You gotta show the package, Tom," Gronkowski added with a laugh. He also joked with reporters that he "was a little shocked" when he saw the selfie. Edelman, 36, also shared his thoughts on Brady's picture on Tuesday, in an Instagram Reel. "Gotta start somewhere bubs. Practice makes perfect," Edelman wrote in the caption of his post. Not unlike Gronkowski, Edelman's biggest critique of Brady's "thirst trap" shot was the placement of his hand. "What are you covering, bubs? Let it hang, bubs!"