Much has been written about the state of Tom Brady’s relationship with Bill Belichick in the final days of Brady’s time with the New England Patriots before his departure in the 2020 offseason. However, some telling details suggest that some aspects of the story may be exaggerated.
A new book on the two’s relationship suggested earlier this week that Brady didn’t want to meet with Belichick when he was ready to leave. The Providence Journal’s Mark Daniels, however, explained that this was unlikely to be the case.
According to Daniels, Brady lives next door to Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Brady drove to Kraft’s house to tell him he was leaving, according to him. The two then called Belichick on the phone to inform him of the situation. So it’s not like Brady left Belichick high and dry – or the other way around. Brady himself has stated that he believes the final separation between the two sides was handled “properly.” ”
I think one thing people are forgetting about that story is that Brady lived on the same street at Robert Kraft. He drove like one minute to see Kraft and let him know, in person, he was leaving. Then, in Kraft’s house, they called Belichick and talked on the phone.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) September 30, 2021
During his 20 years with the team, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick became the greatest quarterback-coach duo in NFL history. They won the AFC East 17 times, nine times in the AFC Championship Game, and six times in the Super Bowl.
Last year, Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and won his seventh Super Bowl. In his first season without Brady, Belichick went 7-9, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
This Sunday, the two teams will meet for what will most likely be the final time on the football field. The game will begin at 8:20 p.m. and will cost
. NBC will broadcast the show at 8 p.m. EST. Nokia News