Patriots fans have been clamoring for Bill Belichick to get fired for weeks now, but unfortunately for them it doesn't seem like he's going anywhere anytime soon.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport dropped an absolute bombshell on Sunday morning ahead of New England's Week 7 matchup against the Buffalo Bills, reporting that Belichick will be sticking around a while.
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According to Rapoport, Belichick "quietly" agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the Patriots during the most recent offseason. This was not common knowledge for New England fans, many of whom have been calling for his job amid the team's disastrous 1-5 start.
Unfortunately, it now looks like the Patriots are stuck with Belichick for a while. It's still possible for Robert Kraft to fire him, of course, but that now seems less likely given that ownership is apparently committed to him.
Despite being 71 years old, Belichick still wants to coach for at least a few more years. He's still 30 regular-season wins away from breaking Don Shula's all-time record of 328, which is going to take a long time with the way New England's been playing lately.
Between the record and obvious financial incentives, Belichick has plenty of motivation for him to keep coaching the Patriots. That no longer seems to be what's best for New England, however, as years of terrible mistakes on his part have turned the franchise into one of the worst teams in the NFL.
It's now clear that Belichick won't be leaving on his own accord anytime soon. If the Patriots want him to leave, they'll need to fire him, and that now seems a lot less likely than it did a few days ago.
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