Tom Brady wanted ‘divorce’ from Bill Belichick: Book
Tom Brady has had enough of Bill Belichick.
At least, that’s what an anonymous source told ESPN’s Ian O’Connor in his new book, “Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time.”
The New England Patriots quarterback even considered walking away from the Patriots this offseason because he was “so upset” with his coach.
“If you’re married 18 years to a grouchy person who gets under your skin and never compliments you, after a while you want to divorce him,” the source said. “Tom knows Bill is the best coach in the league, but he’s had enough of him. If Tom could, I think he would divorce him.”
Rumors of a defraying Brady-Belichick relationship haven’t stopped since last season, when ESPN published a long magazine piece that detailed the friction betweenthe men and the team’s decision to ban Brady’s personal trainer, Alex Guerrero, from the team’s facility.
But, O’Connor wrote, Brady couldn’t ask for a trade “even if he wanted to” or retire.
“The moment Belichick moved [Jimmy] Garoppolo to San Francisco, and banked on Brady’s oft-stated desire to play at least into his mid-forties, was the moment Brady was virtually locked into suiting up next season and beyond,” he wrote.“Had he retired or requested a trade, he would have risked turning an adoring New England public into an angry mob.”