You can now check another reason why quarterback Tom Brady left the New England Patriots earlier in the offseason. According to longtime NFL columnist Gary Myers, Brady had a “worsening relationship” with attacking coordinator Josh McDaniels.
Myers said, “Tom has been exhausted by Josh after all these years,” noting, “Brady also wanted more information on the game plan.” Myers added that Brady knew it was his last season in New England and that he did not trust any of his wide receivers outside of Julian Edelman.
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Brady signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after his Patriots contract ended.
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McDaniels was on the New England staff for 16 of the 20 years that Brady was a member of the organization. He has been an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the past eight years, and he has been a quarterback coach from 2004 to 2008 and has been an offensive coordinator for three of those seasons.
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When Brady left New England this offseason, McDaniels showed admiration for him.
“He’s always been really kind and caring to me and my family,” said McDaniels. “Yet at the same time, I have never met someone so demanding and relentless in his quest for improvement, perfection and championships. His work and drive ethic has propelled our offensive and our team to perform at the highest level throughout their careers. “