When Tom Brady left the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in March, the general consensus was that Brady's souring relationship with Bill Belichick was the primary reason for his departure.
But apparently, Belichick was not the only Patriots coach that Brady with whom Brady had issues.
Myers' source said that Brady was “worn out” by McDaniels throughout the years. Brady also evidently wanted more input in New England's offense if he were going to stay.
So perhaps the occasional sideline arguments we saw between Brady and McDaniels were more than just a couple of hyper-competitive guys expressing some fire.
Brady spent the first two decades of his career with the Pats, serving as the club's full-time starter for 18-plus seasons. He went on to lead the Patriots to six Super Bowl titles during his tenure, establishing himself as the greatest quarterback in NFL history in the eyes of most.
However, this past year, Brady showed some vulnerability, throwing for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 60.8 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 88 in what was one of his least productive seasons in quite some time.
As a matter of fact, Brady missed out on the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2008, when he was knocked out for the season in Week 1 due to a torn ACL.
In Brady's defense, New England was very limited in terms of offensive weapons this past season. The Buccaneers will not pose that same problem for the future Hall-of-Famer in 2020.