Tom Brady Sounds Off On Bill Belichick ‘Surprise’ Unemployment
February 11, 2024
The New England Patriots let Bill Belichick go after being their head coach for over two decades. They also let Tom Brady go and sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If you ask Brady, he will sure provide an interesting reaction to Belichick and his unemployment.
Belichick is the best to ever coach in the NFL. He doesn’t hold the record for most wins in league history, but he did better job than any other coach. Why is he unemployed now?
“I’m surprised that the greatest coach ever doesn’t have a job,” Brady told Jim Gray on the “Let’s Go!” podcast. “Absolutely, but, I’m surprised by a lot of things in the NFL. When I was a free agent, there was a lot of teams that didn’t want me. I’m surprised that Steve Young started in the USFL and went to Tampa, I’m surprised that Tampa traded Steve Young to the 49ers.
“So, you know, there’s a lot of things that happen that, for one reason or another, don’t go exactly the way you think they should go.”
A lot of awkward things happened these days, but everyone gets to decide what works best for them.
Brady has a reason not to be worried about Belichick and his unemployment
Belichick talked to the Atlanta Falcons about their coaching vacancy. However, sources report that the former Patriots head coach actually turned down the offer.
“Bill, during all of our discussions with him, it was never about power, control, needing people to work for him, etc. He was interested in coaching,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said.
“Definitely wanted a collaborative relationship with personnel, scouting. He had done his reference checking on our department, had committed to me that he’d be happy to work with our people. In fact, did it in writing through a text message he sent to me at one point. Bill was really focused and is focused on being a great head coach, which is clearly what he has been.”
Belichick is not going to Atlanta, but he may be going to Kansas City. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid could call it career if his team wins the Super Bowl. If this happens, the Chiefs could call Belichick and ask him to be their coach.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.