Ryan Fitzpatrick throws a pass in a game. EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 27: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the New York Jets throws a pass in the third quarter against the New England Patriots during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 27, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick did not mince words about his former AFC East rival Tom Brady while appearing on Barstool Sports‘ Pardon My Take podcast. Fitzpatrick, now an analyst for Amazon’s Thursday Night Football, said Brady has been “pissing him off” for over a decade and that the current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has shown him “zero respect” over the years.

“I’ve told this story before, but he just pisses me off. Because you’re in Buffalo, you’re playing New England, they’re kicking our ass every single year they’re beating us,” Fitzpatrick said. “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.

“And [Brady would] run straight off. No handshake, no quarterback middle of the field, no, ‘Where are the cameras? OK, hey, stay healthy buddy.’ Just ran straight off. So it bothered me so much because there was no respect there. Every time I played him after that, I was like ‘All right, let’s make this dude respect me.’”

Also on Pardon My Take, Fitzpatrick added to his recent comments suggesting that he was the object of Brady’s scorn during Brady’s appearance on “The Shop” in 2021. Brady said an unspecified team didn’t want his services during his free agency period in 2020.

“It had to be me,” Fitzpatrick said. “Zero respect. He’d never shake my hand.”

[Pardon My Take]