Nick Foles is a Super Bowl champion. Not only that, but he is a Super Bowl MVP as well. And to do it, all he and the Philadelphia Eagles had to do was beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. No big deal. Then on the evening of February 4, the Eagles did just that. The end would reflect a 41-33 scoreline. But then one customary thing didn’t happen.
Tom Brady didn’t shake Foles’ hand.
Now the two sides face off Thursday night in New England. However, Philly’s backup doesn’t seem to care about the handshake one way or the other. If it happens, it happens. If not, so be it.
“No, I haven’t,” Foles said to ESPN’s Tim McManus ahead of Thursday night’s contest. And there’s a very good, normal reason for that.
“We both have a lot going on in our lives so, you know, in time.”
It’s true. After all, Foles is getting ready to possibly start Week 1 of the regular season. Carson Wentz might not be ready after all, which means they’ll look to their Super Bowl hero to calm things down. They’ll be fine. As for Brady, he’s about to begin his 19th season with the Patriots. They’re looking to win ring No. 6 during the Brady/Belichick era.
In other words, a handshake can wait.
“It will happen when it happens. We practiced with the Patriots several years ago, and I got to stand there and talk to Tom for quite a bit. He’s a great guy. I have all the respect in the world for him,” Foles added.
“I think everyone’s making a really big deal out of this and it’s not a big deal at all.”
Well come on Nick, that’s no fun! If we want to rag on Brady because he ignored the winning quarterback following the Super Bowl, we can.
*touches finger to earpiece*
Okay fine, we’ll let it go. But only because the Eagles won the Super Bowl. We can still be petty.