It took a strong second half, but the Patriots secured a blowout win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. But along the way, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady discovered that he has a new fan: Bengals running back Joe Mixon.
After the game Mixon took to Twitter and expressed his excitement at getting to meet Brady. Mixon also admitted he was too shy to ask Brady for his jersey after the game.
Bruh.. I still can’t believe I shook @TomBrady hand today and had a lil conversation with him. I ain’t gone lie I wanted to ask for his jersey but was too scared to ask
Brady responded by going to his own Twitter account to tell Mixon that he’ll send a jersey to the Bengals back anyway.
Great game Joe, I’ll send a jersey your way!
Great game Joe, I’ll send a jersey your way! https://t.co/U2Et9XYgzK
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) December 16, 2019
Mixon may have had the most impressive performance of any Bengals player yesterday. The third-year running back had 25 carries for 136 yards – his second game in a row with over 135 rushing yards.
Mixon is currently mired on the worst team in the NFL, which is now 1-13 on the season and needs just one more loss to secure the No. 1 overall pick.
So it’s good to see that he’s still finding some enjoyment in playing out the final stretch of the season.