The NFC Championship Game didn’t go as anyone expected, with the Philadelphia Eagles cruising to their 31-7 victory. From the moment Brock Purdy went down with his elbow injury, it felt like the writing was on the wall for the San Francisco 49ers, as they couldn’t do much of anything on offense.
NY Giants star pass-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux was watching the action, and let’s just say he wasn’t impressed with the showing fron the NFC West side, joking that the Giants are a better team than the 49ers. From the moment he posted that tweet, all hell broke loose and people were not happy.
NY Giants rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux owned twitter after the NFC title game
First, Arik Armstead decided to go after Thibodeaux, claiming he watched the Giants’ film and that the former No. 5 overall pick couldn’t say much. Thibodeaux was just trolling a bit, but as you might have been able to guess, Armstead and a lot of his teammates were furious with the way their season ended. SF fans weren’t happy with Thibodeaux either.
Then on top of that, former Pro Bowl 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley decided to go after Thibodeaux, attacking his performance on the field during his debut NFL season. Thibodeaux, in classic fashion, decided to clap back at Staley with a simple, yet hilarious response.
That’s probably not going to make Staley too happy, but Thibodeaux doesn’t care about that. At the end of the day, both the Giants and 49ers lost to the Eagles in the postseason and they’ll be forced to watch Philly in the Super Bowl against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in Glendale.
While Staley might not think much of Thibodeaux on the gridiron, the pass-rusher was fantastic during the second half of the campaign, applying non-stop pressure to opposing quarterbacks. Thibodeaux was making plays all over the field, and now that it’s his offseason he’s still turning heads on social media.
Several times since he arrived in New York, Thibodeaux has fired off some pretty funny tweets that have really ticked some people off. It’s great entertainment and we’re hoping we see more during the Philly vs. Kansas City matchup.