Ryan Fitzpatrick recalls getting snubbed for a handshake after beating Tom Brady

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Ryan Fitzpatrick has done a lot in his lengthy NFL career, including starting at quarterback for a whopping nine different teams. But one memory sticks out for Fitzpatrick: Beating Tom Brady, and getting snubbed afterward.

Asked on the ESPN+ show America’s Caddie what his favorite NFL memory is, Fitzpatrick mentioned beating Brady in 2011, when Fitzpatrick was with the Bills, and then beating him again with the Jets.

“Beating Tom Brady, after the first time, because after the first time he didn’t shake my hand,” Fitzpatrick said, via Insider.com. “I was on the Jets [for the second win, four years later], and I had to chase him down on the 50-yard line.”

Fitzpatrick beat Brady a total of three times, once with each of the Patriots’ three AFC East rivals, and he said Brady is extremely competitive — and extremely unhappy when he loses.

“Apparently, he hates losing more than everybody else hates losing,” Fitzpatrick said. “When he does lose, I want a handshake.”

This isn’t the first time Brady refusing a handshake has come up. Brady has previously insisted that he wasn’t intentionally snubbing Nick Foles despite failing to shake his hand after losses to Foles’ teams.

“I try to be a good sport as best I can,” Brady said when asked about the Foles snub. “I know it doesn’t always look like that, because sometimes I get a little pissed out there, but for the most part I try to be a good sport.”

21 responses to “Ryan Fitzpatrick recalls getting snubbed for a handshake after beating Tom Brady

  1. Seems like the GOAT is a sore loser. Part of his charm and what makes him the GOAT I suppose. But still….

  2. If Brady says he tries to not be a poor sport proves he’s baby when he loses!

  3. If I could shake hands with Brady or Fitzy, I’m going with Fitzy.

  4. Brady is the ultimate poor loser adored by the poor loser NE fans. This is a surprise to only those who halve been in a coma during his career up till now.

  5. Foles and the Manning brothers totally own Tommy.

    So do the New Orleans Saints and that’s why Tommy is not winning that division. Wouldnt shock me at all if he misses the playoffs completely.

  6. This is a terrible look for TB12 he’s a poor sport sore loser for sure. Everybody is sick of the guy. Please retire Tommy.

  7. That was dumb for Fitz to chase crybrady down just for a handshake! If he is that much of a poor sport, just let him go and enjoy the victory! No need to chase him down or kiss his rear for a handshake or any other acknowledgement!

  8. Brady’s contract doesn’t require him to pretend to be a good guy whenever he loses a game. How lucky is that!

  9. Tom Brady is and always was just a nice little system QB with a little arm who took all the credit for his teammates hard work winning titles for him. Must be nice to take the credit when you deserve none of it.

  10. thewizardsrevenge says:
    May 19, 2022 at 8:17 pm
    Dude, he doesn’t know Foles exists….

    Dude, you better believe he knows the first, middle and last name of every QB who ever beat him. A guy like Brady never forgets anything. Why do you think he is Brady?

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