Tom Brady responds to Ryan Fitzpatrick's 'that mother-----' claim

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Tom Brady responds to Ryan Fitzpatrick's 'that mother-----' claim

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has told Ryan Fitzpatrick that he was not "that mother-----" he was referring to in 2021. In 2020, one NFL team decided to pass on the opportunity to sign Brady. "One of the teams, they weren't interested at the very end," Brady said.

"I was thinking, you're sticking with that mother [expletive]. Are you serious?'" In a recent appearance, Fitzpatrick - who at the time played for the Miami Dolphins - said he felt he was the "mother-----" Brady was referring to.

Also, Fitzpatrick said Brady never really respected him on a football field. "I love Ryan, but he's got it out for me," Brady said on his Let's Go podcast. "I actually talked to Ryan Griffin, who is one of our quarterbacks.

He said, 'Ryan is always all over you. I don't know why.' Maybe Ryan and I need to have a talk. Ryan is a hell of a guy, and I've competed against him. He's a Harvard guy. Now he looks like he's part homeless. He's on TV doing what my future job is gonna be.

I think Ryan has got a good thing going. I'm not sure why he needs to think I'm after him or something like that."

Brady: It wasn't Fitzpatrick

"I like to keep them guessing," Brady said. "Unfortunately, with this coming out, I'd have to tell him that it wasn't him." Over the course of their careers, Brady had more success when playing against Fitzpatrick.

But on several times that Fitzpatrick managed to beat Brady's team, the seven-time Super Bowl champion would reportedly refuse to shake hands. "No. Zero respect," Fitzpatrick said on the Pardon My Take podcast. "He'd never shake my hand.

Man, I've told this story before, but he just pisses me off. [I'm] in Buffalo, playing New England, they're kicking our ass every single year, they're beating us. We finally, in 2011, knocked them off. It was right at the beginning of the season.

We had this great start and he threw five interceptions in the game, which was just wonderful to see every single one of them. Just wonderful to see." Meanwhile, Brady is still active in the NFL, while Fitzpatrick retired from the game this summer.

Brady, 45, has made a good start to his 23rd season as the Buccaneers own a 2-0 record through the first two games.

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