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Dec 23, 2018; Foxborough, MA: New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and quarterback Tom Brady look on from the sidelines during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

98.5 The Sports Hub staff report

WCVB’s Chris Gasper recently corroborated a Gary Myers report that drew controversy on Monday. Myers initially reported in the New York Daily News that Tom Brady and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had experienced a deteriorating relationship. Brady soon refuted the report on Instagram.

“Gary is dead on here. The professional/personal relationship between Brady and McDaniels was more strained than publicly portrayed, a source told me,” the Gasper & Murray co-host tweeted on Tuesday. “Brady found it frustrating that Josh wouldn’t install plays TB12 wanted in the game plan last season. It felt like a phasing out.”

Myers himself joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Zolak & Bertrand on Tuesday to discuss the report, which drew Brady’s direct response on social media. Myers argued that no one would question his report if he revealed his “initial source” on the story.

McDaniels remains in New England as offensive coordinator. Second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham and veteran Brian Hoyer are the top candidates to replace Brady as the Patriots’ starter in 2020.

LISTEN: Gary Myers joins Zolak & Bertrand

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