Tom Brady had to convince Bill Belichick to kick a 42-yard FG to take a two-score lead at the end of the Superbowl.— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 6, 2019
It was the right call, obviously.pic.twitter.com/zc9a1HJwsD
Belichick seemed unconvinced over the idea of kicking a field goal, but with scarcely over a minute remaining on the clock, it was the best option. Brady managed to convince his head coach of that, and Gostkowski delivered by driving home the 41-yarder.
Brady can be heard telling Belichick, "we'll kick the field goal, 40-yarder, game's over."
Brady's suggestion clearly worked as moments later the team was celebrating their 10-point lead and were sitting in pole position as time winded down and the Rams were without timeouts.
Bill Belichick told Tom Brady and Julian Edelman after the SBLIII win: "We'll be back, too" pic.twitter.com/X0CSmAA3KZ— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 5, 2019
Brady and Belichick have a strong relationship and clearly trust one another. How else would the duo have won six Super Bowls? Belichick was able to trust in the advice of his 41-year-old quarterback and it ended up securing the team a victory on the biggest stage.