Tom Brady is seen by many as one of the greatest football players of all time with massive mainstream appeal. The GOAT QB isn’t afraid of speaking out on the NFL’s rules and regulations, either.
On Sunday, October 10, he lead his team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to a 19-17 victory over his former team the New England Patriots. After the game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Brady embraced, and many thought the coach threw shade at him. They had a private meeting later which Brady described as being “personal.”
Brady considered walking out of training camp when the team wouldn’t give him a long-term contract. This info comes from Seth Wickersham’s new book about the Patriots, It’s Better To Be Feared.
Brady wanted a two-year deal with the team and had been playing on year-to-year deals. According to the book, Belichick refused to bend the contract while team owner Robert Kraft was okay with it. He didn’t get involved and overrule Belichick’s decision.
While Brady didn’t actually leave the training camp he was affected by it for the season. Brady wouldn’t last long with the team and would later sign a $50 million contract with the Buccaneers for two years.
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