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Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy tells funny story about when he met Tom Brady

Kyle Van Noy, Tom Brady, Patriots

New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy signed with the team midway through the 2016 campaign. During his first day on the job, Van Noy received quite the introduction from Tom Brady and has a hilarious story behind it:

“I was super tired that day because I flew in super late from Detroit; I think I got in at 5:30 in the morning,” Van Noy explained on Wednesday, per CBS Boston. “Time had went on, I had meetings and it was right before the team meeting. I had to run to go to the restroom because I was in the meetings for so long. I get done washing my hands and Tom comes up and kinda shakes my hand, ‘Hi, I’m Tom Brady.’”

Van Noy’s response?

“I’m like, ‘you’re an idiot. Of course [you’re Tom Brady],’” Van Noy said with a laugh.

Obviously, Brady needs no introduction, but he felt like he had to introduce himself to Van Noy in the event that Van Noy somehow had no idea who he was.

But in spite of the joke, Van Noy says that that funny moment actually demonstrated how Brady is as a person:

“Those little things are why he is where he’s at. Those little things that people don’t pay attention to, those details,” said Van Noy. “He is really good at what he does, very detailed, and that is what makes him Tom.”

Van Noy finished with 92 tackles, 3.5 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, a couple of fumble recoveries, and a defensive touchdown this year.

The Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl in two weeks.