June 19, 2024

Patriots

“It seems like every year, it is heading down.”

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during the first half in the game against the Washington Commanders at Gillette Stadium on November 05, 2023 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Invoice Belichick and the Patriots are 2-7 this season. (Picture by Maddie Meyer/Getty Photographs)

With New England presently sitting useless final within the AFC with a file of 2-7, it’s secure to say that the Patriots’ 2023 marketing campaign has already been misplaced.

However earlier than followers can totally flip their consideration to the 2024 NFL Draft and the hope that rests in what will probably be a busy offseason, Robert Kraft and the Patriots’ possession group want to find out who will steer the ship for New England in 2024 and past.

And within the wake of a disastrous 2023 season — coupled with an prolonged decline for the franchise following the departure of Tom Brady in 2020 — former Patriots QB and 98.5 The Sports activities Hub radio host Scott Zolak isn’t excessive on the chances that Belichick will probably be patrolling the Gillette Stadium sidelines subsequent fall.

“Right here? In all probability. … I’d say lower than 50 [percent], truthfully, Zolak mentioned Tuesday when requested to offer his percentages on whether or not Belichick will probably be again subsequent season. “As a result of I feel it’s not nearly this 12 months. I feel it’s concerning the three-year plan. Three and alter, post-Brady and the place you’ve been and the place it’s headed, and it seems like every year, it’s heading down.”

With the possibilities of a playoff berth all however shot at this stage of the 2023 season, Belichick’s job safety has emerged as one of many main storylines hovering over a sullen Gillette Stadium this fall. 

“Yeah, my focus is on preparing for the Colts,” Belichick mentioned throughout his Monday morning press convention when requested if he’s obtained any assurances about his future for the rest of the season.

As for whether or not or not he’s doubtlessly teaching for his job on Sunday when the Patriots tackle the Colts in Frankfurt, Germany?

“I’m going to regulate what I can management and prepare for the Colts,” he responded.