Getting a Tom Brady handshake after a Bucs loss is a rare thing this season. So rare, in fact, that when it happens, fans take notice. Sports commentators and NFL fans alike have taken to Twitter to express their surprise at Brady’s post-game handshake after a 3-point loss to the Chiefs last night.
Tom Brady Rarely Shakes Hands After a Loss
Lately, Brady has been catching heat for heading straight to the locker room after losses. Of the Buccaneers’ five losses this season, Tom Brady only shook hands after two before last night. Both of those were with Saints’ QB Drew Brees.
These snubs have drawn criticism from both fans and commentators. Shannon Sharpe didn’t pull any punches Brady left the field immediately after a loss to the Rams.
I guess Brady doesn’t know Goff well enough to shake his hand after losing. Yet, he knows every qb after he wins. Brady is full of what the elephant left on the show ground. His attitude is bulljive and it’s time to call his A** out on it. 😤😤😤— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) November 24, 2020
Twitter users were talking about the possibility of a Tom Brady handshake before the end of the game. The odds of a snub were good. Turns out, it would have been a good bet to make.
A Brady-Mahomes handshake actually occurring is currently at +350 & rising by the minute.— nick wright (@getnickwright) November 29, 2020
The reasoning behind those odds was solid, though. As some Twitter users highlighted.
How Tom Brady handles postgame handshakes pic.twitter.com/W6gE7FmMyq— Pick Six Podcast (@picksixpod) November 25, 2020
Tom Brady Shocks Twitter With Mahomes Handshake
NFL fans took to Twitter to share their surprise after the Chiefs’ win over the Buccaneers. Brady jogged out onto the field to share a quick handshake and chest bump with Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes.
Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes after Sunday’s 27-24 win for the Chiefs. pic.twitter.com/OQLYYj6NCy— QB Handshakes (@QBHandshakes) November 30, 2020
Some fans didn’t believe Tom Brady gave the handshake because he was feeling particularly sportsmanlike.
Twitter bullied Brady into that handshake lol— K (@kavonhill) November 30, 2020
Some commentators were quick to react with a some sarcastic tweets.
Pat should feel lucky he got a Brady handshake. Must be nice!— Timmy Hall (@TimHall971) November 30, 2020
Brady stayed for the handshake! How dignified!— nick wright (@getnickwright) November 30, 2020
A Winning Career
Tom Brady has more career wins than any other quarterback in NFL history. It could be that fans are taking more notice of his sportsmanship after a loss now because the losses are coming more frequently.