Any lingering bad blood between Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph has subsided.
The Cleveland Browns defensive end and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback both revealed what they said to one another Sunday following their teams’ NFL Week 17 meeting. Garrett and Rudolph infamously feuded last season during an ill-tempered matchup, from which the former was ejected after trying to hit the latter with his helmet.
However, both have let bygones be bygones, judging by their complimentary exchange, which took place after the Browns beat the Steelers 24-22 to set up a Wild Card Weekend rematch.
“I just told him ‘Good game,’ Garrett said, per Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot. “Hell of a game. “Hell of a game. And we’ll see ya next week.”
Rudolph also discussed his chat with Garrett after the game.
“Myles came over and said good game, and that’s all it was,” Rudolph said during his postgame video press conference. “I told him good luck, have a lot of respect for him.”
Rudolph said in October he’s open to discussing that 2019 incident with Garrett. We’re not sure whether they have done so privately, and Week 17 marked the first time Garrett and Rudolph had faced off this season.
Their apparent reconciliation should allow the NFL community to put one of the ugliest incidents in recent memory to rest.