Steelers’ Roethlisberger asks rival Tom Brady for his jersey

Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, right, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, visit on the field after an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. A clip from Showtime's "Inside the NFL" captured a conversation between the quarterbacks before the game that shows Roethlisberger asking for Brady's jersey. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been caught on camera asking his AFC rival Tom Brady for a jersey to hang on his wall.

A clip of Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” captured Roethlisberger’s on-field pregame conversation with the Patriots quarterback ahead of last Sunday’s matchup in Pittsburgh.

Roethlisberger is recovering from knee surgery and was dressed in street clothes for the exchange.

He tells Brady he’s “never done this before,” then says that he’d “love to get a jersey at some point.” Brady tells Roethlisberger that he’ll have it after the game.

The admiration is mutual. Brady last week called Roethlisberger “one of the best quarterbacks” he’s ever played against.

Postgame jersey swaps are commonplace among soccer players, and the tradition has recently taken hold in the NFL as well.