New England Patriots

Aug 8, 2019; Detroit, MI: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks off the field before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)

By Matt Dolloff,

Tom Brady has long been like a coach on the field for the Patriots. So when he’s done playing quarterback, would he ever consider moving to the sidelines as an actual head coach?

He’s sounded disinterested in the idea before when asked about it. Now he’s emphatic: don’t plan on it.

Speaking to reporters after Thursday’s joint practice with the Titans, Brady was asked at the end whether he’d consider spending more time on the sidelines like his former teammate Mike Vrabel, who is now the head coach in Tennessee.

“As a coach? Oh hell no, I’m never coaching,” Brady said. “Playing’s enough for me.”

Well that’s the end of that. Never say never, I suppose. But with TB12 and other business ventures in his post-playing career, Brady will be able to make exponentially more money in far fewer hours with much less physical strain than he would having to coach a team.

The Patriots will have to look elsewhere for Bill Belichick’s eventual successor.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at