Tom Brady and Bill Belichick spent eighteen years together as members of the New England Patriots. The head coach and his all-world quarterback built a dynasty that may never be seen again in the NFL. The Pats made it to half of the Super Bowls during their tenure together, winning six.

Tom and Bill had a close relationship. When Tom Brady retired, fans knew it was just a matter of time before Bill Belichick made some sort of heartfelt statement. The normally ice-cold New England coach did just that.

A statement released by the Patriots was recently penned by Bill Belichick. The Pats coach said he believes Tom Brady is the greatest football player to have ever lived. Bill said it was a privilege to work with him.

“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.” 

Bill Belichick very rarely shows any kind of human emotion. Many consider him to be a football coaching machine. When it comes to TB12, the coach was more than willing to show his softer side.

Tom Brady will move on to his retirement years in a brand-new, under construction eco mansion in Miami. Belichick will continue to chase the Super Bowl dream as head coach of New England. That has been a much more difficult goal without the greatest who ever laced up a pair of cleats.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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