Tom Brady didn’t even shake Foles hand after the game. Sore loser bitch.
— Eagles Nation SUPER BOWL CHAMPS (@PHLEaglesNation) February 5, 2018
So Brady ain’t shake Foles hand and said Eagles only good play was the sack?? What a sore loser bitch.. he’ll never be my GOAT
— huh? (@BirdNiggaFly) February 5, 2018
Tom Brady walks off field without shaking hands: “fierce competitor, hates losing”
Cam Newton walks away from press conference: “classless thug, arrogant, sore loser”
— Jessie (@SkellyTwitch) February 5, 2018
But the three-time MVP would congratulate at least one member of the Eagles defense that finally got to the quarterback on the biggest play of the game: Derek Barnett, the man who reeled in the fumble caused by Brandon Graham’s late-game sack of Brady.
Just witnessed this encounter in walkway after #SuperBowl: @Patriots QB Tom Brady congratulating former @Vol_Football and @baeagles star @dbarnett25, who had a big day for @Eagles. #Eagles pic.twitter.com/BbXyt6gdsj
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) February 5, 2018
According to TitansOnline‘s Jim Wyatt, Brady and the Eagles rookie stopped to chat in the stadium, shook hands, and hugged before parting.
“It’s crazy,” Barnett said of the encounter. “I told him how I looked up to him when I was younger. I told him to be able to compete against him, it was an honor.
“And he was super cool. He told me we had a hell of a season, and we deserved it. And he told me to keep working hard. He’s a great player, and a great competitor. I feel like I was lucky to be able to go against one of the greatest football players to ever play the game.”
Brady’s wife, Giselle Bundchen, was similarly gracious with Eagles she encountered following the game.
Gisele, walking a back hallway to leave the stadium, took time to personally congratulate every Eagles player she ran into. They looked star struck.
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) February 5, 2018
Which is a huge step up from how she handled her husband’s last loss in the Super Bowl.