Myles Garrett shakes Mason Rudolph’s hand, offers compliment


Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph had not spoken face-to-face since the “helmet game” in 2019. They did after Sunday’s game, perhaps burying any lingering bad blood leftover from Week 11 last season when Garrett used Rudolph’s helmet to clock the quarterback over the head with it.

The Browns defensive end sprinted to the Steelers quarterback after Cleveland’s 24-22 victory Sunday. Garrett shook Rudolph’s hand and offered a compliment.

“I just told him ‘good game,’” Garrett said, via Mary Kay Cabot of “Hell of a game. And we’ll see ya next week.’’

The Browns, who cliched their first playoff berth since 2002, play at Pittsburgh in the wild-card round next week.

Garrett did not have a sack, finishing with 12 for the season. Rudolph, subbing for the resting Ben Roethlisberger, completed 22 of 39 passes for 315 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Rudolph’s pass attempt on a two-point conversion fell incomplete with 1:23 left.

He seemed to appreciate Garrett’s attempt at reconciliation, posting a picture on social media of the two exchanging the handshake. “Onward and Upward,” he wrote.

“Myles came over and said good game, and that’s all it was,” Rudolph said in his postgame videoconference. “I told him good luck, have a lot of respect for him.”

21 responses to “Myles Garrett shakes Mason Rudolph’s hand, offers compliment

  1. Back in the day guys would play whole careers hating one another ,it was awesome !

  2. I’ll say it again for the umpteenth time. He pulled his helmet off, yes, but then he was just trying to put it back on.

  3. masterofmydomain2017 says:
    January 3, 2021 at 6:34 pm
    I’ll say it again for the umpteenth time. He pulled his helmet off, yes, but then he was just trying to put it back on.

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    That was good, I actually laughed 🙂

  4. Glad to hear. Hate is not worth the time. glad to see Garrett grow; he’s the Brown’s nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. That is an honor in itself. congratulations.

  5. What a psychopath. Lies about the guy. Assaults him. Smears his name in the paper then shakes his hand? If they had lost he probably would have attacked him again

  6. shake hands with the guy who assaulted you then slandered you? rudolph must have Stockholm syndrome or something.

  7. Trying to put it behind him but next week they will be going home after the Steelers beat them.

  8. If they can both move on like grown-ups, maybe all of us keyboard cowboys can, too.

  9. “I’d never shake hands with a man who called me a slur”


    Good, because it never happened. It’s easy to bring out the race card when it seems like the last and only way to deflect criticism from yourself. And we can turn this little game around and say, “I wouldn’t shake hands with someone who defamed me by accusing me of a racial slur, when there is utterly no evidence that it happened.”

  10. I believe both men have taken a positive approach realizing that they both were responsible for the altercation last year.

  11. Hmmm, it’s almost like Garrett wasn’t called the word he claims Mason called him… Garrett is a fraud.

  12. Just like the weasel Brees, Rudolph has zero spine…each bows down under the obscene ‘woke’ microscope!!

  13. Prediction time for next week: Steelers 56 Browns 10. im sure it will be another 19 years before the Browns make the Playoffs again

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