Bill Belichick Takes Next Step With Potential New Team

The former Patriots head coach will reportedly have a second interview with the Atlanta Falcons.

Jan 7, 2024; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick
Jan 7, 2024; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick might not have to wait for a new head coaching opportunity. Belichick and the Patriots mutually parted ways earlier this month as the team decided to go with Jerod Mayo as the new HC.

However, it appears as if the 71-year-old Belichick could be making his way to the NFC South, which has been rumored for a couple of weeks now. 

Patriots Rumors: Bill Belichick To Have Another Interview With Atlanta

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday that Belichick will have a second interview with the Falcons’ brass this weekend after he met with Arthur Blank one-on-one this past week.

Earlier this month, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reported that there was a desire in the Falcons’ building to determine if Belichick would be a good fit. Well, it’s clear to see that he must be a good fit, especially if the former Patriots head coach is having a second interview.

After a mediocre three-year tenure with Arthur Smith as the head coach, Arthur Blank and the rest of the Falcons’ brass must believe that Belichick can bring the Falcons back to prominence and make them competitive in a winnable NFC South.

If Belichick got hired by Atlanta, he would have a solid defense and pieces on offense to work with. The only thing Atlanta would have to figure out is what to do at quarterback, as they have the No. 8 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, Desmond Ridder, and Taylor Heinicke.

With the Cowboys reportedly bringing back Mike McCarthy, the Falcons’ job seems to be Belichick’s best option to coach again in 2024, as no other team that needs a head coach has requested an interview with the six-time Super Bowl champion.

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