Some of the players from the New England Patriots decided to skip out on the ceremonial visit to the White House on Wednesday, not rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
Brissett, a two-year starter at N.C. State, used the opportunity to thank President Donald Trump’s predecessor. Brissett, who started two games for the Patriots this season and led them to a win over the Houston Texans in his NFL debut, posted a thank-you note to Barack Obama, or “the Big O,” as he called him, after his visit to the White House.
Brissett posted a picture of himself kneeling in front of a photo of Obama in the White House on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
The letter from Brissett:
According to MassLive.com, 34 players attended the ceremony and 34 did not. Brissett and rookie offensive lineman Joe Thuney, who were teammates at N.C. State, both made the trip to Washington.