Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Receive Votes for President in New Hampshire Primary

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 13, 2016

President Barack Obama holds a New England Patriots team jersey, flanked by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, left, and team owner Robert Kraft, right, as he welcomed the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, Thursday, April 23, 2015, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to honor the team and their Super Bowl XLIX victory. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are both still focused on bringing another championship home for the New England Patriots, but when the time comes for each of them to move on from football, they could have a future in politics if they wanted one.

That's because they're already getting votes for office—and neither one is on the ballot.

Per NESN's Ricky Doyle, Brady and Belichick were among those who received write-in votes in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday.


With two votes, Brady edged Belichick's one vote on the Democratic side. The quarterback got another two votes on the Republican side, while his coach got shut out. Also of note, one voter wrote in Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens on the Republican ballot.

What a country we live in.

Four Super Bowl titles have certainly given Brady and Belichick a lot of supporters in the New England area. Just because they know how to win football games, however, doesn't mean they are fit to be in office. But for some people, that doesn't matter. They just want to see a Patriots legend running the United States of America.

For what it's worth, in November, Brady told GQ that he had no interest in getting into politics. People can write his name in all they want, but they should not expect to see his name on a ballot.

Brady and Belichick would probably be able to win any political race they entered in New England. When it comes to the presidential election, however, they would face an uphill battle because there are plenty of Patriots haters throughout the country.

Note: You can see a list of people who received votes in both the Democratic and Republican New Hampshire primaries courtesy of CBS Boston.