Tom Brady's relationship with Bill Belichick is just fine and always has been, the New England Patriots quarterback said a day after they advanced to yet another Super Bowl together.
Brady and his head coach shared an emotional embrace on the field following the Patriots' 37-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday night. Cameras on the field picked up Belichick saying, "Love ya," to Brady, and Brady made a similar remark back to Belichick.
In his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI's "Mut and Callahan Show" on Monday, Brady was asked about the exchange and if it is reflective of how well the two are getting along.
"We've always gotten along great," Brady said. "We've worked together for 19 years. So we've had the same goals in mind for 19 years. He's been just a great, great mentor in my life, a great coach. He's taught me more than anyone ever could about the game of football. I've always just loved playing here, and playing for him. He's the greatest coach of all time and we've just had some incredible moments together."
The two have met regularly on Tuesdays over the years, which is when Belichick has traditionally gotten together with quarterbacks on the roster to go over various things. Belichick and Brady advance to the Super Bowl as a coach-quarterback tandem for the ninth time. The Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3 in Atlanta.