What got Bill Belichick to text Sean McVay during 2018 season?

Ryan Hannable
January 28, 2019 - 9:16 am

Maybe Bill Belichick and Sean McVay are closer than we think.

Speaking with NBC Sports' Peter King, McVay revealed he and Belichick texted during the 2018 season. 

The two became friendly at the combine last March.

"He was really great in the conversation we had, really enlightening,” McVay said. “This is wild: This season, he has basically texted me after every one of our games. After we beat Minnesota in September, he texted, ‘Man, you guys are really explosive and impressive and fun to watch. Congratulations—keep it rolling.’

“For him to even take the time to say congrats, it’s pretty cool. That’s one of the things I like about our business, our fraternity of coaches. As competitive as it is, guys find time to share when they can. I’m still young, still figuring it out. That stuff’s been really helpful to me.”

The Patriots and Rams will meet in Super Bowl LIII Sunday night.