Perhaps there is some substance to the Tom Brady-Nick Foles Handshakegate.
Earlier this season, there was much hubbub over the fact that Brady did not shake Foles’ hand following a Thursday Night Football loss to the Bears. He did not shake Foles’ hand after losing to him and the Eagles in the Super Bowl – a move he has pulled with other quarterbacks as well, including Eli Manning in the Super Bowl.
But the Bucs social media account decided to flaunt Brady’s sportsmanship following Sunday’s win over the Raiders by posting a picture of him shaking Derek Carr’s hand with the caption "QB respect."
Kyle Brandt of NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” pointed out last week that Brady shook the hands of Aaron Rodgers after the Bucs beat the Packers. He also shook hands with Drew Brees and Justin Herbert prior to the Foles game.
Fans on Foles certainly did not seem to take the Bucs' tweet well, judging by some of the replies:
Brady explained last week that “sometimes I run off the field, sometimes I haven’t” and isn’t sure why he didn’t shake Foles’ hand.
Foles, meanwhile, has laughed the whole thing off.
“I’m sure that some day, Tom and I will have a great conversation about it and probably just laugh at it,” he said last week. “There’s obviously history there from the big game we played in once … It is what it is. I think he’s a tremendous player. Some day, we’ll have a good conversation.”
So, is it all just one big coincidence or is there something there?
We may not know for sure unless Brady and Foles play each other again.