February 27, 2024


Vrabel has been imagined to be a high potential substitute for Belichick if the Patriots have been to maneuver on this offseason.

Robert Kraft and Mike Vrabel do not seem like heading towards a reunion this offseason. Jim Davis/Globe Employees

Whereas Robert Kraft has reportedly considered Mike Vrabel as a dream successor to Invoice Belichick, the Patriots proprietor may not wish to pay a potential further premium to make it occur.

The Patriots received’t attempt to commerce for Vrabel from the Titans in the event that they parted methods with Belichick this offseason, The Athletic‘s Dianna Russini reported Saturday.

The concept of the Patriots presumably reuniting with Vrabel this offseason first got here up shortly after he was inducted into the workforce’s Corridor of Fame in October. Vrabel curiously referred to the Patriots as “we” throughout his halftime speech after they confronted the Payments in Week 7. Two weeks later, The Boston Globe‘s Ben Volin reported that Kraft considered Vrabel as a potential “house run” selection to switch Belichick.

Round that point, the Titans have been additionally falling within the standings as they dropped to 3-7 following their Week 11 loss to the Jaguars. The three-game shedding streak in early November left some to marvel if Vrabel’s six-tenure in Tennessee might presumably finish with the workforce firing him.

Nonetheless, the Titans intend to retain Vrabel following the season, ESPN’s Turron Davenport reported on Dec. 5. And that was previous to their upset victory over the Dolphins on Monday, which improved their file to 5-8, additional making it unlikely that the Patriots would be capable of rent Vrabel with out the Titans firing him.

As for what’s taking place in New England, Belichick’s sizzling seat grew hotter this previous week. It was first reported by NBC Sports activities Boston’s Tom E. Curran that the Patriots made the choice to half methods with Belichick on the finish of the season following their Week 10 loss to the Colts in Germany. Moreover, Kraft had initially hoped for Belichick to stay head coach by means of the 2025 season earlier than having defensive assistant Jerod Mayo change him, however the workforce’s struggles have the proprietor “rethinking the whole lot,” ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported on Wednesday.

The “indicators have pointed towards” the Patriots parting methods with Belichick at season’s finish although there are some throughout the group that marvel if a powerful finish to the season might trigger them to reverse course, The Athletic‘s Jeff Howe reported Friday.

If Belichick is out in New England, his title has already surfaced for different potential gigs. The Chargers fired head coach Brandon Staley and normal supervisor Tom Telesco on Friday, leaving some to marvel in the event that they plan to make a run to rent the Patriots’ head man.