ESPN notes that the Brady-Belichick relationship has been severely-fractured this season.
Brady is apparently tired of Belichick’s “negativity and cynicism”. He has even noted to staff this year that “no matter how many game-changing throws he makes, Belichick hasn’t awarded him Patriot of the Week all year.”
Another claim that seems like something Brady wouldn’t care about. According to many around the team, they have never heard of the award “Patriot of the Week”. However, the team awards practice players of the week, which is almost exclusively for scout-team players.
The relationship between the coach and quarterback has never been like best friends; the two have the standard coach-player relationship. The two work well together, they argue, and sometimes see things differently, like the Alex Guerrero issue.
The two have lasted together for 18 years, won five Super Bowl championship and are attempting to win their sixth. They have also survived major controversy such as DeflateGate and SpyGate.
While this season has been different than most, the drama isn’t expected to force either out of New England. The Belichick-Brady duo is expected back in New England in 2018, potentially with a sixth Super Bowl title.