May 18, 2024

Patriots

“But when folks I speak to needed to guess, their cash is on a mutual parting of the methods on the finish of the season.”

Invoice Belichick’s stands at second-most all-time in profession NFL wins with 331. Winslow Townson/AP

With the Patriots’ file at 2-7 for the primary time beneath Invoice Belichick, rumors are swirling about his future in New England.

The Athletic’s Dianna Russini stated she’s listening to from sources that each events may minimize ties as soon as the season is over.

“In speaking to those that have frolicked across the Patriots group and perceive the dynamics between group proprietor Robert Kraft and Belichick, I don’t count on something to be decided with a lot season remaining,” she wrote. “But when folks I speak to needed to guess, their cash is on a mutual parting of the methods on the finish of the season.”

This information comes simply days after Belichick fielded questions on his job safety in Foxborough from a reporter throughout his Nov. 6 press convention. When requested if he has been given assurances about his job standing and if he feels he’s teaching for his job this week in Germany, Belichick gave his traditional “onto Indianapolis” response.

Russini’s report additionally follows Professional Soccer Focus’ Mike Florio’s Nov. 1 feedback stating he heard from “somebody (he) trusts” that New England may commerce Belichick to the Washington Commanders. That report got here within the days main as much as the Patriots’ sport versus the Commanders in Week 9.

NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport relayed information a couple of “profitable, multi-year” deal that Belichick and New England agreed to earlier than this season on Oct. 22, the day the Patriots confronted the Buffalo Payments in Week 7. Maybe that was merely normal process for each events and the deal may very well be reworked or paid out if the 2 do find yourself parting methods.

Regardless, New England is experiencing its worst season for the reason that Nineties. It solely is sensible that studies are surfacing about the potential for his place being taken by another person.

With such studies, the probability of Belichick surpassing Don Shula’s 347 all-time NFL head teaching wins diminishes by the day. The 71-year-old stands at 331 general wins with eight video games left within the common season. Belichick and his group would wish a miracle for him to make any important progress towards that file. A change of surroundings could also be Belichick’s solely shot at breaking the file now, giving extra legitimacy to the “mutual parting” aforementioned by Russini.

The Patriots look to safe their third win of 2023 in opposition to the Colts in Frankfurt Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Jap Time.