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Did Tom Brady just out-duel Patrick Mahomes again?

The Super Bowl 55 quarterbacks engaged in some good-natured Twitter banter Tuesday.
Bucs quarterback Tom Brady embraces Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes after Super Bowl 55 in Tampa on Feb. 7.
Bucs quarterback Tom Brady embraces Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes after Super Bowl 55 in Tampa on Feb. 7. [ DAVID J. PHILLIP | Associated Press ]
Published Apr. 20
Updated Apr. 20

Tom Brady continues to prove he can throw shade and spirals with equal proficiency.

The Bucs quarterback and seven-time Super Bowl champ had a succinct — and searing — retort to Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who was forced to wear a red No. 12 Brady jersey during batting practice prior to Monday night’s game against the Rays. The attire resulted from a Super Bowl bet Perez lost to Rays outfielder and buddy Brett Phillips.

“(Chiefs quarterback) Patrick Mahomes is the best,” Perez said in a brief video clip Tweeted on the Royals’ official handle. The tweet included the caption: Sometimes words speak louder than actions.

To which Brady tweeted back: “Nahhh I think actions always speak louder than words.”

Brady, whose team pummeled the Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl 55 at Raymond James Stadium in February, ended his tweet with a winking-face emoji.

About a half-hour later, Mahomes responded with his own tweet: “I guess we will see in 20 years...”

Though only 25, Mahomes already owns no fewer than seven NFL records, including consecutive 300-yard passing games (eight).

Brady, by contrast, only can boast about three times as many, including career victories as a starter (230) and, of course, Super Bowl titles (seven).

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