Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady will return to what was his home for many years.
One of the many stories that Tom Brady’s return to New England keeps is his reunion with Bill Belichick. Together they won practically everything and hand in hand, they became the best in the history of the NFL in their respective position.
The relationship began in 2000, just Belichick’s first year with the Patriots. Together with the other managers they decided to select Tom Brady in position 199 of the Draft with the intention of being the backup for Drew Bledsoe.
His first season was spent on the bench, but in 2001 after Bledsoe’s injury, he took over the team and immediately led the Patriots to Super Bowl XXXVI where they beat the Rams.
From then on the relationship between these two men was characterized by their mutual desire to win and it was.
They never had a losing season, only once together they did not reach the Postseason and that happened in 2002. Remember that in 2008 the classification was not obtained either, but that year Brady only played the first game since he missed the entire season due to injury.
Their 219 regular-season victories between the two are the most by a quarterback-head coach pair of all time. They also won 30 playoff games together, more than twice the number of the next best duo.
The relationship, say those closest to them, began to wear out and although the trips and victories in the Super Bowl did not stop, it was rumored that Belichick no longer wanted to have Brady and that together with owner Robert Kraft they were contemplating rejuvenating the position of passer.
It was not until 2020 that Brady put an end to his career with the Patriots and despite the fact that rumors among the media in the United States affirm that there is a certain aversion between Tom and Bill, surely there will be a hug between them, the same which occurs when the son sees the father on his return home.