Tom Brady Rejected Bill Belichick’s $10 Million Gift He Desperately Needed
June 13, 2020
In the past two decades, Tom Brady was helping the New England Patriots win games. He helped them win six Super Bowls, and now he is gone. Maybe the Patriots should have tried to keep the great Tom Brady on the roster or give him a gift or something. Well, it turns out they gave him a $10 million gift and Brady turned it down.
Head coach Bill Belichick made a big investment to support Brady’s game last season. The GOAT rejected it.
TB12 spent his career with the Patriots throwing passes to receivers drafted after the very first round. He was throwing balls to Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker. The Patriots never selected a receiver in the first round. They did in Brady’s final season with the organization. Belichick selected N’Keal Harry with the 32nd pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Many analysts agreed that Harry was a great receiver for Brady. But, Brady needed more talented receivers on the field. Antonio Brown came to New England but he couldn’t stay for long. Harry sustained injuries and didn’t live up to the expectations. He played just seven games in the regular season and didn’t really find a mutual language with the former Patriots quarterback.
Tom Brady couldn’t wait for his “gift” to develop
Christian Fauria appeared on WEEI and talked about Brady’s rejected gift.
“This offense is not going to be able to move forward with Brady as the quarterback, not because he sucks. Those throwaways were important. It’s because he wasn’t willing to adapt. There’s the difference. He wasn’t willing to let N’Keal Harry grow.”
The wide receiver was able to catch only 12 passes from TB12 in five regular-season starts. He had chemistry and timing issues.
“A veteran quarterback who wants to win and throw the football and is not willing to take risks and doesn’t want his stats being messed with and won’t throw interceptions and would rather throw it out of bounds, that’s the guy that is going to delay the development of your star wide receiver who you won’t throw the ball to because you don’t trust him because he doesn’t have a long enough track record,” Fauria said.
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