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Throughout the storied career of legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady, there were constant rumors and speculation that he did not always get along with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, and that talk only intensified once Brady left New England to finish his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But Brady silenced all that conversation this week.

During an interview with ESPN on SportsCenter this week, Tom Brady opened up about his relationship with Bill Belichick, claiming that he “was very fortunate” to have been able to play for Belichick during his career and revealing that the two “have a lot of mutual respect” for each other.

“He very much trusted what I was out there doing in the field, and it went both ways. Ultimately our success was because so many people in the organization, as coach Belichick always said, ‘do your job,’ and I did as quarterback and leader,” Brady told ESPN.

Brady went as far as to say that conflict between him and his former coach was “few and far between,” and even revealed that Belichick “was one of the first people to text me after we won the Super Bowl in Tampa.”

“Were there times where you know it wasn’t always eye to eye? Very few and far between, actually. I still envision our relationship as positive and always will,” Brady said.

So it appears their relationship was stronger than anyone previously thought.