Josh McDaniels releases statement on Tom Brady leaving Patriots
Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seems as good as a done deal, and members of the New England Patriots are sending their respects to the legendary quarterback. With Brady likely headed to Tampa Bay, Josh McDaniels released a statement on Brady leaving New England.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) March 17, 2020
McDaniels, who has spent 16 years with the Patriots since 2001, is someone that’s worked closely with Brady on offense. Back in 2004, McDaniels became New England’s quarterbacks coach, getting a chance to work with Brady directly.
Then, from 2005-2008, McDaniels worked as the Patriots offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. However, McDaniels would leave in 2009 to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos.
Following a three-year span of being away from the Patriots, McDaniels reunited with New England and Brady in 2012. Ever since then, he and Brady have gotten even closer off of the field.
As McDaniels highlights in his statement, there wasn’t anyone that worked harder or more tirelessly than Brady. Seeing that Brady has won six Super Bowls, it’s hard to argue that Brady isn’t the greatest we’ve seen at the quarterback position.
On the other hand, all things must come to an end, and Brady is heading for greener pastures to end his career. Nevertheless, it’s going to be hard for him to replicate what he did with McDaniels and the Patriots, regardless of where he goes.
Currently, the Buccaneers appear to be the lucky team that lands Brady in free agency. While McDaniels is sad to see Brady leave, he’ll need to prepare himself to coach a new quarterback in 2020.