Tom Brady has addressed his infamous Nick Foles Super Bowl rebuff.
While Brady and the Buccaneers are set to host the Eagles in a first round playoff game on Sunday, the Tampa Bay quarterback has been asked if he knows the Philly fans are still mad at him without shaking hands. of Nick Foles after the Eagles won Super Bowl 52 in 2018.
“No I’m not,” Brady said. “I have shaken hands with Nick a number of times, however. I have a lot of respect for Nick and try to be a good sport as best I can. I know it doesn’t always look like this, because sometimes I get a little pissed off there, but most of the time I try to be a good sport.
Brady also neglected to shake hands with Foles last season after the Bears beat the Bucs, in an infamous game in which Brady seemed to forget about the lows.
Brady had a bizarre explanation at the time.
“I didn’t even think about it,” Brady told NBC Sports Boston. “I think Nick Foles is a hell of a player and a Super Bowl champion. I don’t know one reason or another that I wouldn’t do this. Sometimes I leave the field, sometimes not. Sometimes if I have a personal relationship like I have with [Saints quarterback] Drew [Brees] and Justin and Aaron over the years – I don’t know, I don’t think it’s anything in particular other than that I have a great admiration for Nick and I think he’s a hell of a player. [The Bears] are off to a good start. “
For his part, Foles has ignored the so-called snub.
“I’m sure someday Tom and I will have a great conversation about this and probably just laugh about it,” he told 670 The Score. “There’s obviously history there from a big game we both played once and then Thursday night. It’s like that. I think he’s a great player. One day we will have a good conversation.