‘Treated Him Like A 20-Year Old Kid’ – Former Tom Brady Trainer Reveals Bill Belichick Inside Scoop

Published 09/23/2021, 5:27 PM EDT
Sep 9, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after a Buccaneers touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Tom Brady arrived in the NFL as arguably the biggest reject at the 2000 NFL draft. Quite literally, Brady was the 199th overall pick that year by Bill Belichick-coached New England Patriots.

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The Robert Kraft-owned franchise chose Tom as the 6th and the last quarterback from that year’s draft ceremony. The rest, as they say, is history.

FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shake hands at the start of the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

In his two-decade-long association with the franchise, Brady went on to win 6 Super Bowl rings. Under the guidance of coach Belichick, the California-born quarterback went on to cement his status as arguably the greatest football player of all time.

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He broke quite a few hearts when he decided to leave Boston in favor of Florida. But one year later, those same fans rejoiced, as Tom Brady led Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Super Bowl LV title.

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Former Tom Brady personal trainer reveals Bill Belichick equation

Tom Brady has started strongly this year once again in what is now his 21st NFL season. The veteran NFL quarterback is doing unthinkable things at the age of 44. He already has 9 passing touchdowns to his name – from just 2 games!

But former TB12 personal trainer, Alex Gurrero, is not surprised. In a recent interview, Gurrero spoke about Brady’s equation with former coach Bill Belichick, while at Foxborough.

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“I think his emotions or feelings never evolved with age. I think in time, with Tom, as Tom got into his late 30s or early 40s, I think Bill was still trying to treat him like that 20-year-old kid that he drafted. And all the players, I think, realized Tom was different,” Guerrero told the Boston Herald reporter Karen Guregian.

TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady (12) of the Buccaneers throws a pass during the Super Bowl LV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

While Brady and Belichick have maintained a respectful relationship following the former’s exit from Massachusetts, rumors of inner turmoil continue to pop up now and then.

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Tom will lead the Bucs against New England this season at the Gillette Stadium in Week 4. You can’t afford to miss out on this one. Experts predict that the viewership ratings for this game will be on par with the Super Bowl!

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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