#HandshakeWatch is officially over.
It took more than six months, but Tom Brady finally congratulated Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles after originally snubbing him after the Eagles-Patriots game in Minnesota on February 4.
You can see the evidence in the picture above this story or this alternate angle below:
Pictured— Tyler Jackson (@TjackRH) August 17, 2018
The Super Bowl 52 MVP (right) and the Super Bowl 52 loser (left) pic.twitter.com/quvVAKLUfX
During his post-game press conference, Brady acknowledged he was aware of how people were pointing out he didn’t shake Foles’ hand back in February.
Brady says he heard the chatter about how he didn’t shake Foles’ hand following the Super Bowl: “I did hear that. That was kind of made up to me because that was never my intention. I wouldn’t be a bad sport.”— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) August 17, 2018
The two met up on the field after the game tonight. Handshake. Hug. pic.twitter.com/XTmVV00xXB
I mean, Brady can say the sentiment that he purposely ignored Foles was made up, but the action was not made up. He either did or did not congratulate Foles after the Super Bowl, and we all know he didn’t. And actions often speak louder than words.
But what’s done is done and Brady did the right thing by going up to Foles after the game on Thursday evening. Good to see.
Brady also shared a handshake with Malcolm Jenkins after the Eagles’ preseason defeat.
"Please stop hitting my receivers so hard" - Tom Brady probably pic.twitter.com/dqV2EDdkd9— Tyler Jackson (@TjackRH) August 17, 2018
Before the game, Brady went over to Carson Wentz to shake his hand and give him a hug. He was in total PR spin mode tonight.
Over 6 months from the #eagles Super Bowl winTom Brady congratulated an Eagles QB. But it wasn’t the SB MVP. It was Carson Wentz. Nick Foles stills needs a handshake Tom. @SportsRadioWIP pic.twitter.com/U0QVu8hFJH— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) August 16, 2018
A number of Patriots reporters noted that it’s rare for Brady to approach another quarterback like this during the pre-game phase. Just shows you the kind of respect Wentz has in the league.