New England Patriots superstar quarterback Tom Brady is a future Hall of Famer along with his longtime coach Bill Belichick. The 63-year-old football coach called Brady the “greatest quarterback of all time” during an appearance at the Salesforce World Tour stop in Boston.
Brady also made an appearance at the same event last year with Salesforce Vice Chairman and President Keith Block saying that they had to “clean up the aisles” for him.
“We have to do that at the stadium, too, [fans] paying homage to him. But, you know, greatest quarterback of all time. He’s been just a tremendous leader, tremendous player for our organization,” Belichick replied via CSN New England.
The partnership between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady started in 2000 when Belichick was hired by Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Brady was drafted in the sixth round with the 199th pick. Considering all of his career achievements, Brady may be the greatest draft steal and pick of all time.
In his first full season in 2001, the former Michigan QB led the Patriots to their first ever Super Bowl win against the St. Louis Rams. He was named the Super Bowl MVP for his performances and became the full-time starter for New England since that point.
Brady led the Patriots to five more Super Bowl appearances, winning three of them in 2003, 2004 and 2014. He is also a two-time NFL MVP and for all of his accomplishments, Brady may very well be the greatest quarterback of all time.
However, there will be experts who will pick Joe Montana, Dan Marino or Jon Elway over him. Nonetheless, Belichick has been coaching Brady for 16 years and counting so he was the first person view of his greatness.
On the other hand, the Patriots coach also has a message for those players who want to be great like Tom Brady.
“If you like football, you like to come in and work on football, then the New England Patriots is a great place to be. If you don’t, if it’s a job, if you’d rather be doing something else, then honestly, you’re better off with another team,” he said.
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