Malcolm Mitchell on OMF details what he did to connect with Tom Brady as rookie

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By WEEI 93.7

Everyone knows how hard it is to connect with Tom Brady as a rookie -- just look at N'Keal Harry this past season.

But, one young receiver who was able to develop chemistry with the quarterback was Malcolm Mitchell.

Mitchell, who is most known for his six catches for 70 yards in Super Bowl LI against Atlanta, finished 2016 regular season with 32 receptions for 401 yards and four touchdowns.

The now retired wide receiver explained his connection with Brady on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Friday.

“I am not sure I have the answer to that," he said. "I can tell you how I approached every day and that was to give it 110 percent and minimize mistakes and show I was dedicated to do whatever it took to win.”

Mitchell added: “I would say the pat on the back philosophy isn’t used much in football, but you can just tell based off of the confidence and the throws, how early he throws the ball, how often he throws you the ball and just overall communication — little subtle things here and there.”

Now that he's retired, Mitchell is continuing his work with literacy programs and has a new children's book coming out.

Listen to the complete interview below.