Brian Belichick Reveals Why He Stayed With Pats After Split From Bill

Despite his father being relieved of his coaching and GM duties, Brian Belichick has finally revealed why he decided to remain with the New England Patriots.
Brian Belichick is explained why he stuck around with the Patriots.
Brian Belichick is explained why he stuck around with the Patriots. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 NFL season will mark the New England Patriots' first in forever without Bill Belichick leading the charge. The future Hall-of-Fame head coach was relieved of his duties once the Patriots' campaign ended in January, leaving first-time head coach Jerod Mayo as the pilot trusted to return the franchise to prominence.

Mayo has been shaping his coaching staff throughout the offseason, which includes bringing in the likes of Alex Van Pelt and Demarcus Covington as his offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively. Having said that, one notable name from the past staff remains: safeties coach Brian Belichick.

Mayo explained last week why he opted to retain the youngest Belichick and now that latter has finally shared why he decided to remain in New England.

Patriots News: Why Brian Belichick Remained in New England

Brian Belichick spoke with the media after the Patriots began their offseason workouts' second phase on Wednesday. According to NESN's Zack Cox, the former Trinity College lacrosse player decided to stick around in Foxborough for one simple reason: he loves it here.

Belichick told reporters that he loves both living in the area and coaching for the franchise. He's grateful that the Patriots allowed him the opportunity to coach in the NFL and that the whole seven-year experience has "been awesome."

The assistant coach didn't stop there, though. Belichick also made sure to give credit to Mayo for allowing him to remain on the coaching staff, saying that he was "happy to take him up on [the offer]."

It's going to be interesting to see what the younger Belichick can do without his father in the organization. Brian joined the Patriots as a scouting assistant in 2016 but was quickly promoted to a coaching assistant role in the following season. He was then named the safeties coach ahead of the 2020 campaign and has since helped work with players like Kyle Dugger, Jabrill Peppers, and the recently retired Devin McCourty.

With Bill enjoying a well-deserved break and Stephen serving as the Washington Huskies DC, Brian is the last Belichick standing in New England. Only time will tell if he has what it takes to add a third Super Bowl ring to his collection.

Unfortunately, the Patriots might not experience much winning this fall. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing their projected win total at 4.5 ahead of the 2024 NFL season.

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