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Patriots’ Bill Belichick reacts to winning 300th game

Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick made more history by becoming the third head coach to win 300 football games after taking down the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. It’s a monumental achievement that not all NFL head coaches have the privilege of experiencing.

Belichick understands the magnitude of his achievements and is thankful for the opportunities he was given to win as many games as he could. Per Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper:

“It’s a great privilege to coach this team and to coach the guys that I’ve coached throughout my career,” Belichick said. “Fortunately, I didn’t play in any of those games. That’s a good thing for us, but I’ve had a lot of good players, a lot of great players and they’re the ones that win the games. I’ve had a lot of great assistant coaches on my staff through the wins at Cleveland and certainly here. I was a part of those but, honestly, players win games in this league and I’ve been fortunate that I’ve coached a lot of great ones.”

Tom Brady also didn’t hide his delight with Belichick’s achievement, calling his head coach the best of all time.

“He’s the best coach of all-time and its a privilege to play for him,” Brady told reporters, per Boston.com. “He’s taught me so much on and off the field. He’s been a great mentor for me. I’m just proud of him and everything he’s accomplished…Amazing to think he coached for another place and they didn’t think he was good enough.”

The Patriots remain a perfect 8-0 so far this season and could push Belichick to 308 career wins if they finish the regular season undefeated. But more than anything, Belichick will be hoping to finish the season with another Super Bowl ring on his finger.