Ex-New York Jets QB Thinks Tom Brady Has A Problem
Problems for most of us are relative. So, when a former New York Jets quarterback suggests that Tom Brady has a problem, I immediately rule out that it is an issue on the playing field. In the span of TB12's playing career he has played in 9 Super Bowls. In that same span of time, actually in the last 53 years, the Jets have not played in a single Super Bowl. So, logic leads us to the difficulty being off the playing field.
According to an article by Jaclyn Hendricks of nypost.com, the greatest quarterback in NFL history may have a bit of a sportsmanship problem. One of the first to accuse TB12 was, then Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. Apparently Brady, then with the New England Patriots, threw for a Super Bowl-record 505 yards in a 41-33 loss to Foles and the Eagles. Foles was named the Super Bowl MVP. Brady skipped the traditional QB handshake that day.
According to Jake Levin of nbcsports.com/boston, Brady addressed the Foles snub. "I have a lot of respect for Nick," Brady said. "I try to be a good sport as best I can. I know it doesn't always look like that 'cause sometimes I get a little pissed out there."
Hendricks said on nypost.com that former New York Jets quarterback and 17-year NFL journeyman, Ryan Fitzpatrick told the ESPN+ series, “American Caddie,” that he had to chase after Tom Brady for a postgame handshake after defeating him. “after (beating Brady) the first time he didn’t shake my hand,” Fitzpatrick said, according to Insider. “I was on the Jets (for Fitzpatrick's second win over Brady), and I had to chase him down on the 50-yard line.”
My take is that Tom Brady has played in the NFL for 20-years. He has played in 9 Super Bowls and won 7 of them. He is the greatest football player that many of us have seen in our lifetimes. If two opponents are complaining about a guy with that kind of track record over two decades, I believe it is an anomaly. Winning is hard. Sometimes people get their feelings hurt in competition. Tom Brady is not a bad sport. Sorry Fitzmagic. I am not buying it.