Ryan Fitzpatrick gearing up for his debut as one of Amazon Prime’s football analysts Thursday night during coverage of the game between Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefsand during his most recent appearance on the ‘Pardon My Take’ podcast for Barstool Sports, he recalled his story of facing Tom Brady while playing for Bills, planes and dolphins.
Fitzpatrick wanted Brady to respect him.
Fitzpatrick played for all three of Brady’s AFC East rivals at various times. while the legendary defender led a dynasty of New England Patriots.
“I’ve told this story before, but he just pisses me off. buffaloyou play in New England, they kick our ass every year, they beat us,” Fitzpatrick said before recalling how his teams beat him.
“In 2011, we finally shot them down. It was at the very beginning of the season. We had a great start and he had five interceptions in the game and it was great to see every single one of them. It’s just wonderful to see.” And (Brady) ran right away. Like, no handshake, no quarterback in the middle of the field, no, “Where’s the cameras? Okay, hey, bless you mate.” Just ran away. It bothered me so much because there was no respect there. Every time I played with him after that, I was like, “Okay, let’s make this dude respect me.”
Fitzpatrick thinks he is the “bastard” that Brady was talking about.
The retired quarterback said he was the “mother fucker” that Brady spoke of when he appeared in LeBron James’ The Shop last year when discussing the team’s interest in signing him before he moved to the Buccaneers in 2020.
“That should have been me,” Fitzpatrick said before adding.
“No respect. He would never shake my hand.”
Fitzpatrick then said that the handshake actually happened after he led the Dolphins to victory over the Patriots. in the final game of the 2019 regular season.
“He ended up in New York with the Jets and Miami beat him. The last one was especially nice because it was the year of “Tank for Tua”. … At the start of the season they beat us by 40+ points.” — Fitzpatrick mentioned.
Tom Brady has yet to publicly respond to Fitzpatrick’s comments.