Talk about a video that will make a grown man cry.
After a lot of speculation about the possibility of unretiring for the second time, Tom Brady has officially hung up the cleats and shoulder pads and retired from football, saying that he’s excited to pursue his new gig as an announcer for FOX Sports.
I can only imagine how the past few months have been for the future Hall of Fame quarterback, looking back over his 23 seasons in the NFL.
Of course, 20 of those years were spent with the New England Patriots under head coach Bill Belichick.
There were a lot of rumors that there was a feud between Brady and Belichick which many believed was the result of Brady’s decision to leave New England for Tampa Bay.
However, after watching this response from the former QB, it’s easy to see that there isn’t any bad blood, and probably never has been, regardless of what the media says.
While on his Let’s Go podcast, Brady had a lot of great things to say about his former head coach. In fact, it brought him to tears just thinking about it:
“I think it’s more what did he not do to bring out the best in me, you know? Everyone always says I was very lucky, I mean part of it you know I came into my career and got drafted by the Patriots.
I was always joking I had no f*cking idea where New England was when I got drafted. I mean I flew into Providence which really confuses you when you’re coming from the West Coast, because I’m like Boston, oh Providence, and you know it was coach Belichick’s first year there, and you know we came in together, and I always think for so many young players, you know who’s going to be there?
Anybody could get drafted to a place, who’s going to turn you into something? Who’s going to develop you? Who’s gonna take you under their wing? And sometimes it’s a player that does it, and I definitely had a lot of players do that, and obviously I had someone that really saw something in me.”
Needless to say, I think this video speaks for itself if you’ve ever wondered how much coach Belichick meant to Tom Brady.