There have been rumors and debates for years about the true nature of the relationship between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
Regardless, the two will always be a legendary duo for winning six Super Bowls together with the New England Patriots.
That feat may never be accomplished again for as long as the NFL continues to operate.
Brady announced his retirement this week and at first, fans noticed he did not mention the Patriots at all.
He did later on, leaving Belichick as the one yet to issue any sort of response.
The head coach did just that Wednesday night.
The ultimate competitor.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) February 3, 2022
Belichick called Brady the “best player in NFL history” and said he had a positive impact on him for two decades.
The famously intense coach is not exactly the most heartfelt man, at least in the public eye, so this was a nice and honest statement from him.
Plenty Of Praise To Go Around
Brady decided to respond and shared the sentiment of calling Belichick the greatest of all time.
Brady responded with thanking him, calling him the greatest coach in history. pic.twitter.com/Lkkt3THIg3
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 3, 2022
Here we have two legends of the game, both recognizing the greatness of each other.
And it is hard to argue with either side here.
No one is more accomplished either as a head coach or a quarterback.
Brady holds nearly every NFL quarterback record one can think of while Belichick ranks third all-time in wins with 290.
His 31 postseason wins, however, put him first by a wide margin.
The two are equally the “GOATs” at their respective jobs and it is good to see both can recognize what one did for the other over the course of two decades.
Now Belichick is the one left still trying to add to his own legacy while Brady heads off to enjoy retirement with some untouchable NFL records.