Former Cowboys VP details first encounter with Bill Belichick
On Thursday, the New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick celebrates birthday number 68.
Plenty of people wished him a happy birthday, but one shoutout gained a lot of attention.
Former Dallas Cowboys vice president Gil Brandt, now 87, is still active on Twitter. The Cowboys legend recalled the first time he interacted with the iconic head coach from Boston. According to Brandt, it was during his early days working in the Cowboys front office.
“Happy 68th, Bill Belichick. I remember our first interaction 58 years ago when I sent you a Staubach jersey as a thank you to your father for filling out scouting reports for us. I’ve enjoyed our friendship through the years. Call me later; I’ve got a late-round sleeper for you.”
Belichick’s dad, Steven, did some scouting for Brandt, which was the first encounter the two had.
To find out that Belichick received a Roger Stauack jersey as a kid makes sense for the now-eight time Super Bowl champion. It proves that the champion has been around the game for basically his entire life.
If only we knew what Brandt’s late round sleeper was.
In other news, Brandt recently commented on who he believes is the best prospect in this year’s draft.
In a Twitter Q&A session with Brandt, he was presented the question of who the best quarterback in this year’s class will be. All across the league, everyone knows that the Cincinnati Bengals will take the former Heisman Trophy winner with the No. 1 overall pick.
However, Brandt believes that there is a better quarterback in this year’s class.
Brandt posted on Twitter saying, “I’m going to say Herbert.”
Later in the interview, Brandt said that he sees Herbert having the better career five years from now.
In four seasons, Herbert threw for 10,541 yards, including back-to-back 3,000-yard seasons. There is no denying that he has potential, but many believe that Burrow will be the best.
In 2019, Burrow threw 5,671 yards and tossed a collegiate record of 60 touchdown passes. It’s the most impressive draft resume this generation has ever seen. For Brandt to declare that anybody is better is surprising.