Tom Brady-Bill Belichick relationship grew despite media's efforts to stir up controversy
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are arguably the greatest head coach-quarterback duo in NFL history. The two have amassed much success together over the last 20 years together with the New England Patriots.
After 20 seasons under Belichick in New England, Brady packed his bags and moved south, joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the last three seasons of his NFL career.
When Tom Brady departed New England, many thought there was turmoil between him and Belichick. That was never the case. Brady had many guests on his Let's Go podcast, including former head coach as well.
The 45-year-old spoke about how the two never had any issues with each other.
"There are moments that, you know, it was never intolerable. I mean, but it was always just, I would say healthy debates about certain things. And we always talked about them face to face. And I think there's one thing I appreciate about Coach Belichick in life is he's not afraid to have a hard conversation to. And we didn't always agree, but we always respected each other. I know he respected me for the job that I did. And I certainly did the same."
He continued by saying how he thinks they grew closer to one another by people trying to drive them apart.
"And I think even when you go away from each other, you respect each other probably that much more I certainly did. Because I realized that commitment that he was trying to make to get our team to win. And that's the purpose of sports is to try to go compete and win.
"And when you have someone that believes in winning as much as you do, you want to be a part of that. And when people try to get in the way of that they become the enemy. So I always think the people that tried to drive us apart actually brought us closer together."
The pair won a record six Super Bowl victories together, and had nine Super Bowl appearances with 31 playoff victories.
Tom Brady won one more Super Bowl in his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
While Brady won six Super Bowls in New England with Belichick, he added one more in his last three years playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He joined the team in 2020 and won a Super Bowl with them in his first season as they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9.
With the victory, it notched his seventh Super Bowl victory, which is the most by any player in NFL history, as well as any franchise in the league.
Tom Brady retired as the number one passing leader in attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns, wins, Super Bowls and will be a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer in 2028.
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