We now know who deserves the most credit for the Patriots dynasty

(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Tom Brady
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Tom Brady /

Before Tom Brady decided to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2020 offseason, he spent a few years as the starting quarterback of the New England Patriots.

During his time in New England, Brady helped the Patriots win a total of six Super Bowls in nine appearances in the big game. He experienced a decent amount of success before venturing down to Florida to play for the Bucs this season.

Throughout his career in New England, however, there were always questions about whether or not Brady or Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had more to do with the franchise’s numerous accomplishments during the last 20 years. After Tampa’s win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the answer to this question is now pretty obvious.

Success with Tampa Bay Buccaneers proves Tom Brady fueled the New England Patriots dynasty

As Belichick was sitting at home this past weekend and watching the NFC Championship from his couch like many others around the country, Brady was busy leading a team to the Super Bowl for the 10th time in his pro career.

The majority of NFL players have never even played in one Super Bowl, let alone 10. For Brady to lead the Bucs to the Super Bowl during his first season with the franchise, it only adds to his legendary legacy.

Not only did it lengthen his impressive resume, but Tampa’s win over the Packers on Sunday also made it very clear that Brady was the main reason for all of the success New England experienced during his time with them.

This doesn’t mean that Belichick isn’t a great coach, because he still is. But to think that the Patriots could have achieved even half as much as they did in the last 20 years without Brady would be ridiculous.

Belichick and New England thought they could just plug in any semi-successful under center in 2020 and they would still be able to compete at a high level. But looking back at the Patriots’ last few seasons, it’s obvious that Brady made up for a lot of the team’s inefficiencies.

So whether or not the Bucs are able to upset the Kansas City Chiefs in this season’s Super Bowl, the argument about Brady or Belichick having the biggest impact on New England’s dynasty is no longer worth wasting another breath on.