Following the Eagles 41-33 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, quarterback Tom Brady and Foles never connected for the customary postgame handshake between quarterbacks. And, per Foles, he has not heard from Brady in the months since.
“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,” said Foles.
“I think everyone’s making a really big deal out of this and it’s not a big deal at all. I’ve already talked to him before, he’s a guy I’ve always looked up to. You’ve got to admire someone who is probably the greatest ever and still going strong. I mean, even at his age he seems to get better and better. I’ve already had a conversation with him before when we practiced, so if we have one in the future, we’ll have one and it will be cool.”
Nick Foles will play vs Patriots in preseason Thursday night
Fitting his first game action since Super Bowl MVP will be vs Pats
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) August 14, 2018
Foles and Brady went blow for blow in a back-and-forth thriller, combining for the most passing yards in a single game in NFL postseason history. I think it was more a competitvie thing than a snub. I can’t fault Tom for not wanting to stick around after that heart breaking loss.