New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady decided to miss his team’s voluntary workouts this year, which immediately fueled already existing rumors about his bad relationship with head coach Bill Belichick. Well, according to Brady, that is not true since he “always had a great relationship” with Belichick and loves playing for him.
“We’ve always had a great relationship,” – Brady told reporters after the team’s final practice of mandatory minicamp on Thursday. “I’ve been here for a long time and I love this team, I love this organization, and I love playing quarterback for him. I loved it last year. I’m having a lot of fun now, so that’s obviously what’s most important to me.“
In previous years, Tom Brady participated regularly in the voluntary workouts and said they are an opportunity to strengthen the bond with his teammates. Asked what changed this year, the 40-year-old quarterback said he had “personal reasons” for his absence.
“It’s obviously important for everybody. Our coaches do a great job getting us ready. Just some personal reasons for me,” – said Brady. “But I’m here now and focused on what I need to do, as I always say I am. I’m looking forward to this year.“
Tom Brady is coming from a great individual season, which saw him winning the NFL Most Valuable Player award in his 18th seasons in the league, something no one managed to do before. He ended the 2017 regular season passing for 4,577 yards and had 32 touchdowns. Brady also played exceptionally well in the postseason, leading the Patriots to Super Bowl appearance where they were defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles.