Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have been around long enough to not let distractions have an effect on them before the biggest game of the season, but the two future Hall of Famers may not be on the best of terms as they try to win their sixth Super Bowl together.
As he reported last month, Ian Rapoport reiterated on Sunday that Brady, Belichick and Patriots owner Robert Kraft intend to get together after the season to work through some “issues” that have come up.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 4, 2018
One of the topics that will be discussed, according to Rapoport, is how the relationship between Brady’s personal trainer Alex Guerrero and the team should be handled. There is also said to be some lingering “angst” over the way Jimmy Garoppolo was traded. Rapoport also noted that Brady could be in line for a contract extension, as he is signed for just two more seasons and is showing no signs of slowing down or wanting to retire.
There have still been some rumblings that one or both of Brady and Belichick could decide to retire after the season, but we’ve already explained why there’s virtually no chance of that happening. History tells you they will work through whatever problems they’ve had and continue to focus on winning.