Tom Brady Has a Better 'Madden' Catch Rating Than Nick Foles, Somehow

Remember that time Tom Brady dropped an easy pass on a trick play, helping to set off a series of events that would eventually result in the New England Patriots losing the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles?

The NFL video game Madden doesn't seem to.

For The Win pointed out that Brady's catch rating in the popular NFL game was a 39, while that of Eagles' quarterback Nick Foles was just 32.

Oh, while we're here. Do you remember the time in that very same game where Foles caught a touchdown pass on a trick play—a play dubbed the Philly special—and in the process helped seal the Eagles' first-ever Super Bowl victory? 

Surely, no person from the Philadelphia area would ever be able to forget.

In case it wasn't clear, Madden seemed to have done just that.

But Foles—a backup QB who played out of his mind stepping in for injured Philly starter Carson Wentz—likely won't be bothered by the Madden snub. He's a pretty relaxed guy and has said before that setbacks don't really get to him. 

"I think the big thing is don't be afraid to fail," Foles said shortly after the Super Bowl, via NBC Sports Philadelphia. "I think in our society today, Instagram, Twitter, it's a highlight reel. It's all the good things. And then when you look at it, when you think like, wow, when you have a rough day, 'My life's not as good as that,' [you think] you're failing."

He continued, in part:

"Failure is a part of life. It's a part of building character and growing. Without failure, who would you be? I wouldn't be up here if I hadn't fallen thousands of times. Made mistakes.

We all are human, we all have weaknesses, and I think throughout this, (it's been important) to be able to share that and be transparent. I know when I listen to people speak and they share their weaknesses, I'm listening. Because (it) resonates.

So I'm not perfect. I'm not Superman."

Sure, he's not Superman. But he does have better hands than Tom Brady. 

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