In his first time speaking with the media this offseason, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick touched a little on Tom Brady leaving for Tampa Bay.
“At the start of free agency, I made a statement about Tom,” Belichick told reporters. “It would be impossible of course to sum up everything Tom did in 20 years to comment, then or now. But I mean everything I said about him. I’m sure we’ll be talking about him for years and decades to come. Right now, we’re moving forward and focusing on the draft.”
Belichick claims that it does not matter now as to what both sides wanted to keep the quarterback around.
“I think that’s water under the bridge,” Belichick said. “We’re just really focused on this season and trying to look at our opportunities and make decisions and plan to prepare to be as competitive as we can be this year.”
As of today, the Patriots have Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer at quarterback.