FOXBORO, Mass. - It finally happened. Nick Foles and Tom Brady finally shook hands.
Over six months after the Eagles beat the Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII, Brady finally spoke with Foles, who won Super Bowl MVP.
After the game in early February, as the confetti rained at U.S. Bank Stadium, Brady ducked into the Patriots' locker room after the defeat, never congratulating the opposing quarterback. The two hadn't spoken since … until Thursday night.
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Following the Eagles' 37-20 preseason loss to the Patriots (see breakdown), Foles and Brady shook hands and chatted for a minute.
"It'll happen when it happens," Foles said after practice Tuesday. "We practiced with the Patriots (in 2014) and I got to stand there and talk to Tom quite a bit, he's a great guy. I have all the respect in the world for him.
"I think everyone's making a big deal about this and it's not a big deal at all. I've already talked to him before, he's a guy I've always looked up to. You've got to admire someone who's probably the greatest ever and still going strong even at his age.
"He seems to get better and better. I already had a conversation with him before when we practiced. If we have one in the future, we have one and it'll be cool."
It finally happened.