ESPN.com has announced that the Patriots swept the Team, Coach, and MVP categories in ESPN’s All-Decade selections, ending the debate of who the “Team of the Decade” is in the NFL.
According to the announcement ESPN.com selected Belichick as its “all-decade coach” for guiding New England to three Super Bowls and four AFC championships, while also at least tying for the AFC East’s best record each year since 2001.¬†
The¬†article also went on to say that¬†ESPN chose Tom Brady as its MVP and the Patriots as its team of the decade. The honors were bestowed with consultation from NFL general managers, coaches, scouts and players.¬†
“You have to recognize championships because, ultimately, that’s what we’re playing for,” Belichick said when informed of ESPN.com’s selections.