Tom Brady once ghosted Ryan Fitzpatrick after a loss leading to the journeyman QB's favorite NFL moment

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Tom Brady once ghosted Ryan Fitzpatrick after a loss leading to the journeyman QB's favorite NFL moment
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Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tom Brady shake hands.
Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tom Brady shake hands.Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
  • The first time Ryan Fitzpatrick beat Tom Brady, the GOAT ghosted him for a postgame handshake.

  • Fitzpatrick told ESPN's Michael Collins that he chased Brady down after the second win to get the handshake.

  • The postgame handshake is friendly but is also a reminder to the loser who beat them.

Tom Brady has always been known as one of the most competitive athletes in the world, and when he loses, he apparently does not want to be reminded about who beat him.

Journeyman quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick learned this lesson after beating Brady for the first time, with the Bills in 2011, but he made sure it didn't happen again.

During a recent episode of ESPN's "America's Caddie," Michael Collins asked Fitzpatrick for his favorite moment during his 17-year career with nine different teams.

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

NFL postgame handshakes are a small moment of sportsmanship in a violent game, but they can also be used as a gentlemanly way to taunt your opponent. Fitzpatrick hinted at this when he recreated the moment for Collins.

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

You can watch the entire episode on ESPN+.

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