May 21, 2024


“By dragging it out, they threat turning and burning Belichick on Black Monday. That doesn’t really feel proper to me.”

Invoice Belichick is at the moment in his twenty fourth season teaching the Patriots. Danielle Parhizkaran / The Boston Globe

Invoice Belichick’s job safety in New England stands as essentially the most compelling storyline left hovering over a 4-11 Patriots roster.

And although the legendary head coach has not supplied many tangible sound bites concerning his murky future in Foxborough over the previous few months, he’s reportedly been candid behind the scenes about whether or not this could be his final season teaching in New England. 

In line with a report from Boston Sports activities Journal’s Mike Giardi on Tuesday, Belichick “has expressed doubt about his future in New England to the workers at numerous factors over the previous few weeks.” Giardi added that Belichick has but to sit down down with Robert Kraft and Patriots possession to debate future plans. 

“If he received’t survive, I feel it is a large misstep by (Robert and Jonathan Kraft),” Giardi wrote. “They may flip the ultimate week towards the Jets right into a celebration of all Invoice’s accomplishments right here and assure a full home for a meaningless sport. As a substitute, by dragging it out, they threat turning and burning Belichick on Black Monday. That doesn’t really feel proper to me.”

Whereas Kraft has not addressed the media concerning Belichick’s future in New England, the writing does appear to be on the wall that Belichick’s twenty fourth season with the Patriots is shaping as much as be his final.

Past New England’s present 4-11 file and the lackluster returns put forth by the franchise since Tom Brady left the group in March 2020, Belichick’s poor drafting and personnel strikes over time have hampered the staff’s capacity to correctly retool on the fly.

Regardless that New England nonetheless has two video games left on its 2023 schedule, ESPN NFL insider Dan Graziano added on Wednesday that Belichick’s time with the Patriots might need run its course.

As a part of a column printed on Wednesday the place Graziano and fellow ESPN NFL Jeremy Fowler mentioned the upcoming offseason, Graziano speculated on simply what number of teaching vacancies can be accessible throughout the league this winter.

Graziano settled on seven accessible head-coaching jobs, together with one in New England.

“I put it at seven. Three are already open — the Raiders, Panthers and Chargers — and we anticipate a gap in Washington,” Graziano wrote. I additionally suppose the Patriots are prone to transfer on from Invoice Belichick, and folks have had their eye on Chicago for some time, although the Bears are enjoying like a staff that’s attempting to save lots of its coach’s job, so Matt Eberflus may doubtlessly survive this.”