Houston (CNN)The biggest NFL head coach-quarterback mix started 17 years back. Prior to Bill Belichick and Tom Brady might get begun, Brady was going to require some instructions.
Belichick was employed as the New England Patriots head coach on January 27, 2000. Soon after, on April 16– which takes place to be Belichick’s birthday– the Patriots chose Brady 199th in general in the 2000 NFL Draft.
“When they chose me, I needed to search a map to see where the New England Patriots played, due to the fact that I had actually never ever been this far east,” Brady, a California local, stated. “But it was a wonderful day in my life, and I understand for Patriot fans having Coach Belichick pertain to this group was the very best thing for this franchise.”
The rest, a minimum of for Patriots fans, is remarkable history. Sunday will be Belichick and Brady’s seventh look together in the Super Bowl, a record for both a head coach and gamer.
Should they win their 5th Super Bowl together, Belichick and Brady will exceed another famous head coach-quarterback duo: Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll and quarterback Terry Bradshaw, who have 4.
“Coach, he devotes his life to training football and to training this group,” Brady stated. “I dedicate my life to playing football for this group and playing quarterback. … It is not a sacrifice, due to the fact that I enjoy to do it. … Playing football is so crucial in my life, and I enjoy to do it.
“I understand Coach likes to coach, and I like to play, and I like betting him.”