Joe Mixon had a strong game for the Bengals despite Cincinnati’s 34-13 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon.

But it wasn’t his 25 carries for 136 yards that had Mixon excited after the game. It’s what happened after the final whistle blew. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as he usually does, headed to the middle of the field to shake hands with his opponents, and when he did so at Paul Brown Stadium, he left Mixon feeling a little starstruck.

“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🤦🏽‍♂️😂,” the running back tweeted.

It’s OK, Joe. We’re sure there are plenty of players around the league who’d feel the same way.

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