There’s been speculation that Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, did not get along with Bruce Arians. There were even multiple reports that he retired from the NFL due to his relationship with the head coach.
However, Brady ultimately came back out of retirement, but not to play for Arians, who retired from coaching on Wednesday.
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Brady learned of Arians’ plans “either the same day or a day after” he decided to return for another season on March 13.
Arians wanted to hand over a Super Bowl-caliber roster to the Bucs’ next head coach, who will be Todd Bowles.
“No. No. Tom was very in favor of what I’m doing. I had conflicts with every player I coached because I cussed them all out, including him. Great relationship off the field.”
Brady called Arians a “true NFL legend and pioneer” as well as an “incredible man and coach” in an Instagram post Wednesday.
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