Months after Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles got the better of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, a meeting took place.
Of course, we’re referring to Brady ducking Foles in the aftermath of Super Bowl LII. After the Eagles won, the five-time champion didn’t meet up with Foles in the middle of the field to shake his hand. That left a bad taste in the mouth of many, although Foles didn’t seem to care too much.
But Brady set the record straight after New England’s 37-20 victory Thursday night.
“That was kind of made up to me because that was never my intention that I would be a bad sport,” he said to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
During Thursday night’s game, Foles didn’t come out unscathed as he ultimately left with a shoulder strain. While that’s neither here nor there, Brady wants to make one thing clear.
“But, I have a lot of respect for Nick and Carson [Wentz], all those quarterbacks,” he adds. “…and that team and the way they played. They’re a great team.”
In other words, the past is the past. Super Bowl LII is over and done with. The Eagles won and the Patriots lost. It’s time to move on, just like Brady and company are doing.
“I know how hard it is to win that last game, and they did it and congrats to them. But, we’re on to 2018. We’ve got our goals ahead of us. We’re going to try to go out and put together a great year.”
In February, Brady completed 28-of-48 (58%) for a staggering 505 yards. Despite adding three touchdowns with zero interceptions, Brady also dropped a very catch-able ball. And, fumbled in the closing moments of the contest. Foles, on the other hand, went 28-of-43 (65%) for 373 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also caught a touchdown from one yard out.
Now he’s got his handshake from Brady, and the rest of us can move on with our lives.