He divulged to the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian that Belichick treated Brady as if he was still in his 20s, even if he was already 40 years old.
While it’s best to get Belichick’s side on this matter, Guerrero’s statement might explain the divorce of a partnership that won six Super Bowls in two decades.
With nothing left to prove, Brady wants to enjoy the remaining years of his football career, and Belichick’s rigid system would prevent him from getting loose.
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) September 19, 2021
Guerrero added that Brady is happier in Tampa Bay because of the ownership, the management, and the coaching staff.
However, there are other reasons for Brady opting for Tampa Bay and playing for the Buccaneers until he calls it quits.
No one knows when his career will end, especially when he’s having a superb start to his 2021 season.
But it’s safe to say that Tampa Bay is the last stop in his NFL journey.
3. Florida Is A Laid Back State
During an episode of “Tommy and Gronky,” Brady admitted that Florida is a retiree state and will fit right in.
The Sunshine State accommodates those who would like a laid-back lifestyle with its beaches and tropical weather.
Compare that to the New England weather that gets tough during the winter months.
— Joey Knight (@TBTimes_Bulls) September 23, 2021
Florida fits Brady at this point of his life, and it helps that there are no state taxes.
Therefore, he can keep more of what he earns from the Buccaneers.
2. He Plays For A Super Team
Other NFL teams are envious of the Buccaneers because of the talent they have on their roster.
The collection of players they have is challenging to pull off in a hard cap league.
They have Leonard Fournette, who can command top dollar from any team.
All. The. Fantasy. Points. pic.twitter.com/g9yeRaFdzk
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) September 23, 2021
Those three players had to sacrifice bigger paydays to keep winning championships.
Throw in Rob Gronkowski into the mix, and opposing defenses will have a hard time covering them all.
This deep talent pool enabled them to become the NFL’s top offense by averaging 39.5 points per game.
All Brady has to do is find the open man, which has resulted in nine touchdown passes in two games.
1. He’s Out Of Belichick’s Shadow
Winning six Super Bowls is an impressive feat.
However, there was always a debate whether the chunk of the credit goes to Brady or Belichick’s system.
Even LeBron James and some of his close friends debated this matter during the first episode of “The Shop.”
The debate leans towards Brady now that he won a Super Bowl without his long-time mentor.
Don’t look now, but Tom Brady just threw a sidearm bend-it-like-Beckham TD pass on the move. Isn’t that the trick shot stuff he can’t do that keeps him from being the truly best QB ever or whatever? What I heard anyway… pic.twitter.com/rNHJJjTUym
— Matt Chatham (@chatham58) September 19, 2021
But there’s no reason to belittle Bruce Arians’ brilliance in bringing Tampa Bay its second world title.
Instead, Brady proved with his seventh Super Bowl that he made the system better.
He has the upper hand against Belichick until the latter wins another championship.