Tom Brady

Before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ahead of the 2020 season, superstar NFL quarterback Tom Brady spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots where he won six Super Bowls alongside legendary head coach Bill Belichick. And even though he’s no longer playing for Belichick doesn’t mean Brady doesn’t have a lot of respect for his former coach.

This week, Belichick passed George Halas for second in all-time wins among NFL head coaches, and Tom Brady had plenty of kind things to say about him on his Let’s Go! podcast.

“You should feel good about those things. It’s a lifetime achievement award, as well, and he’s put a lot into it,” Brady said. “And he’s taught a lot of people the game of football in a very detailed way. He believes in the fundamentals. He believes in techniques. He believes in preparation, hard work, discipline, toughness, all the things that are sustainable over time, and they’re all great lessons to learn in life, too. He’s an amazing coach, and again, I was very lucky to play for him all those years.”

It was a very heartfelt quote, and the NFL world had plenty to say in response.

Even though it’s been a few years since Brady played for Belichick, it’s good to see he still thinks fondly of his former coach.

[Let’s Go, Ben Volin]