I can’t imagine it’s ever easy to be on the losing side of a Super Bowl and to watch the opposing team celebrate amid all the chaos on the field. That’s why it’s always an impressive show of sportsmanship when the losing quarterback manages to catch up with the winner.
There have been times when no postgame handshake between quarterbacks takes place, but there was no snub after Sunday’s Super Bowl 56. Not even close.
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As the Rams were busy celebrating their 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, cameras captured footage of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow meeting with Matthew Stafford on the field. The two shared a long conversation and handshake before parting ways.
And it was a particularly great gesture from Burrow, putting aside the disappointment to congratulate Stafford on his long-awaited Super Bowl title.
Here is the video of the meeting between Joe Burrow and Matthew Stafford
— ESPN (@espn) February 14, 2022
You love to see that.
While we couldn’t hear what was said in that video, the mic’d-up footage will almost certainly get released in the coming days.
In the meantime, fans did appreciate that show of sportsmanship between Stafford and Burrow.
This was how Twitter reacted to the moment the Super Bowl QBs shared
joe burrow a better person than me i wouldn’t have even gone near that man. https://t.co/Ww6Q9pYDWb
— dont talk to me. (@dteamsvlogs) February 14, 2022
Great sportsmanship. You can battle and still have mad respect for the other guy. That’s what America should be. https://t.co/6fY8QlyEqT
— Jarrod Weiss (@GreatWeissOne) February 14, 2022
Two excellent competitors, deserving of champion title.
All class https://t.co/ZkW8E38QV8
— RoDMD (@Catlover10000S) February 14, 2022
How could you honestly hate either of them? https://t.co/Fv9clTdUvY
— Sidney Wateski (@SidTheKid0902) February 14, 2022
All love between Stafford and Burrow ❤️pic.twitter.com/OqRuHPWAlv
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 14, 2022
You can tell there was a lot of respect between both those former No. 1 overall picks. That’s how it should be done.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Joe Burrow met Matthew Stafford for long talk after Super Bowl 56