Bill Belichick Breaks Silence With Bill O'Brien Letter

Patriots legend endorses his former assistant in his new role at Boston College.

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As Patriots fans await Bill Belichick's perspective on his 24-year relationship in New England coming to an end, the 71-year-old former head coach broke his silence on another issue. In his second public statement since his departure, Belichick gave his endorsement to one of his former assistant coaches, Bill O'Brien, in his new gig at Boston College.

O'Brien was recently hired to be the head coach of the Boston College Eagles, after initially agreeing to be the offensive coordinator for Ohio State. This hiring came as a surprise after O'Brien's offense in New England was a major disappointment all of 2023.

Now he has big shoes to fill at Boston College which just lost its head coach Jeff Hafley to the Green Bay Packers as their new defensive coordinator. Hafley had led the Eagles to three bowl game appearances in four seasons.

However, O'Brien will have the backing of the greatest coach of all-time in his new position.

Bill Belichick Endorses Bill O'Brien In His New Role

In a statement posted by Boston College's social media accounts on Wednesday, Belichick calls O'Brien "a leader of young men and an outstanding communicator."

And Belichick would know. The two worked together extensively as O'Brien got his first coaching job in the NFL as an offensive assistant with the Patriots in 2007. He worked his way up Belichick's staff before moving on to head coaching jobs at Penn State and the Houston Texans.

"Of all the coaches I have worked with, few possess Bill's experience and success at both the college and NFL levels."

Belichick on Bill O'Brien

Now O'Brien has a head coaching job while Belichick is still on the sidelines. How the tables have turned. How much longer the six-time Super Bowl champion will continue to be unemployed remains to be seen.

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