One thing is for sure, you can’t say Tom Brady is a bad sport.
Following the tough defeat in Super Bowl LII, the Patriots quarterback sought out Derek Barnett to congratulate him after the biggest win on the field of his young career. Considering Barnett spent the game chasing down Brady, it’s pretty cool to see the two showing each other respect after the contest.
Brady made a ton of plays in the game, throwing for 505 yards and three touchdowns, but it was a Barnett fumble recovery in the fourth quarter that may have been the ultimate difference in the game. The only turnover of the game by New England robbed them of an opportunity to drive the field and take the lead late in the game.
After his sensational career at Tennessee, it likely came as no surprise to Vol fans that Barnett would make a huge play in the game — he did the same thing for three seasons on Rocky Top. No matter how big the moment, it never seemed to be too big for Barnett as a Volunteer. That’s something that’s defined his young NFL career, too.
Just witnessed this encounter in walkway after #SuperBowl: @Patriots QB Tom Brady congratulating former @Vol_Football and @baeagles star @dbarnett25, who had a big day for @Eagles. #Eagles pic.twitter.com/BbXyt6gdsj
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) February 5, 2018