It’s not just about the color of your skin, it’s also about the kind of player you are, says the New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Brady has been the face of the Patriots since his rookie season, when he was the NFL’s Rookie of the Year and Super Bowl champion.

He has been one of the league’s most productive quarterbacks in his first full season, completing a league-record 491 of 1,008 passes for 2,973 yards with 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 12 games.

Brad has been a lightning rod for controversy since he was accused of domestic violence.

Brady has denied any allegations of domestic abuse, but he has been embroiled in a long-running court case with ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder that has been going on for years.

Brittany Harte, a spokesperson for the Patriots, said the organization has been “committed to ensuring that our players are free to play in the NFL and not be subject to allegations or actions that would place them in jeopardy of being disciplined, suspended, or otherwise treated differently by the league.”