With that being said, it appeared to not bother Belichick too much, as he released quite the moving statement about his former quarterback.
“I am privileged to have drafted and coached Tom Brady, the ultimate competitor and winner. Tom’s humble beginning in professional football ultimately ended with him becoming the best player in NFL history.
Tom consistently performed at the highest level against competition that always made him the number one player to stop. His pursuit of excellence was inspirational. Tom was professional on and off the field, and carried himself with class, integrity, and kindness.
I thank Tom for his relentless pursuit of excellence and positive impact on me and the New England Patriots for 20 years.”