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Tom Brady stunned no team hired Bill Belichick after Patriots split

NFL teams haven’t been able to beat Bill Belichick for years.

And now they want nothing to do with him.

That doesn’t make sense to Tom Brady.

“I don’t know the criteria for hiring coaches. I’ve never been a part of it,” Brady said. His “Let’s Go!” Podcast With Jim Gray and Larry Fitzgerald. “I’m surprised the greatest coach of all time isn’t doing his job, at all. But, you know, I’m surprised by a lot of things about him (in the NFL).”

Belichick not taking the head coaching job this coaching cycle was a surprising development considering his status as one of (if not the) best coaches in NFL history.

Eight teams, including the Patriots, had openings after they parted ways with Belichick, and the game of musical chairs ended with Belichick ceding to Raheem Morris, Dave Canales, Dan Quinn, and others. New England promoted linebackers coach Jerrod Mayo to head coach.

The Falcons were rumored to be favorites for Belichick, especially after setting up a second meeting with Belichick, but they selected Morris, who is highly regarded after his success as defensive coordinator with the Rams.

Belichick’s need for control and his age (71) have been rumored as reasons why the team went in different directions.

Brady knows what it feels like to be considered the greatest player at his position, but he received little interest as only a few teams were interested in signing him when he became a free agent after the 2019 season. do not have.


Tom Brady (left) and Bill Belichick (right) in 2018. AP

Robert Kraft (left) puts his arm around Bill Belichick (right) as Belichick announces his departure from the Patriots on January 11, 2024.
Robert Kraft (left) puts his arm around Bill Belichick (right) as Belichick announces his departure from the Patriots on January 11, 2024. AP

He then won the Super Bowl the following season with the Buccaneers, finished second in MVP voting in the 2021 season, made the playoffs in all three seasons with Tampa and called it a career.

Brady’s words carry extra weight because even though Brady and Belichick didn’t always see eye-to-eye, they still came to the plate for him.

“When I was a free agent, there were a lot of teams that didn’t want me,” Brady said. “For some reason, there are a lot of things that don’t go the way you think they should go.”

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