Deteriorating Tom Brady’s relationship with Josh McDaniels explains why QB left the Patriots, report says


For much of their time together in New England, Tom Brady and longtime offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels were expected to have a fairly harmonious relationship with each other. Sure, there would be an occasional jaw game rooted largely in the simple fires of trying to win an NFL game, but, overall, the two seemed to be on the same page throughout the tenure from Brady to Foxborough. However, one report suggests that things may not have been as smooth as they have been described.

According to Gary Myers, formerly of the New York Daily News, Brady’s “deteriorating relationship” with Josh McDaniels partly explains why the quarterback left for Tampa Bay in free will earlier in the offseason. Myers notes that Brady was “exhausted by Josh after all these years” and wanted more information on the game plan.

This is a rather interesting revelation from Myers, as it was mostly assumed that if Tom Brady were to have a strained relationship with one of his trainers, it would be Bill Belichick.

It should be noted that McDaniels and Brady praised each other. On Brady’s decision to leave the Patriots earlier this season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, McDaniels issued a complimentary statement on the significance of training for six-time Super Bowl champion.

“I am so grateful for Tom Brady,” says McDaniels’ statement. “He made me a better coach and, more importantly, a better person. He has always been truly kind and caring towards me and my family. However, at the same time, I have never met someone so demanding and relentless in his quest for improvement, perfection and championships. His work ethic and dynamism have propelled our attack and our team to perform at the highest level throughout his career. He represented us all with class and integrity. We will miss his passion and his intensity, his character and his wisdom, and his preparation and diligence. I will miss all meetings, FaceTimes, emails and texts in our quest for a good game. He always did his best in the most critical moments under the most pressure. I have never trained a harder player in my career.

“Although I feel great sadness that he is leaving the Patriots, I am grateful for the years we have spent together and beyond the blessing of calling him my friend. It has had an indelible impact on my life and my career and I will be forever in debt.

“He defined what it means to be a ‘Patriot’. He is the best quarterback to ever play in the NFL. I only wish him happiness and success in everything he does. There will never be another Tom Brady. “

It doesn’t exactly look like one side of a deteriorating relationship, but who knows what’s going on behind closed doors in the hallways of Gillette Stadium. Anyway, Brady is now preparing for his first season as a member of the Bucs, while McDaniels and the Patriots are trying to pick up the pieces of his departure and usher in a new era in 2020.


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