New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick admitted he would never be as accomplished as he is now if it weren’t for Tom Brady.
Brady led the Patriots to six Super Bowls in his 20 seasons with the team and made Belichick one of the greatest coaches of all time.
This Sunday, Brady returns Foxboro to face the Patriots for the first time since his split with his old team.
Ahead of the Sunday Night Football game, Belichick was asked whether he’d have had the success he’s had without Brady.
“Of course not,” Belichick admitted.
Belichick added he was “lucky” to have Brady as his quarterback.
“We could talk about that for two decades. I think I’ve been on the record, I don’t know, dozens of times saying there’s no quarterback I would rather have than Tom Brady. And I still feel that way. I was very lucky to have Tom as the quarterback for — to coach him. He was as good as any coach could ever ask for.”