With the Los Angeles Chargers, Carolina Panthers, and Atlanta Falcons all hiring new head coaches this week, the chances of former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick finding a job are getting slim.
Belichick and the Pats parted ways earlier this month as the team hired defensive coordinator Jerod Mayo as the franchise’s new head coach. Since then, Belichick has only interviewed twice with the Falcons, who hired Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as their next head coach.
Patriots Rumors: Bill Belichick Could Sit Out 2024 Season
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport painted a not-so-good picture of Belichick’s job prospects and believes that he could potentially sit out the year and try again in 2025.
Regardless of how this season went for the Patriots, it is still shocking to see a coach of his stature not get hired yet.
Out of the six head coaching hires this month in the NFL, two were internal (Antonio Pierce – Raiders, Jerod Mayo – Patriots), two were coordinators on other teams (Brian Callahan – Titans, Dave Canales – Buccaneers) and the last two were former NFL head coaches (Jim Harbaugh – Chargers, Raheem Morris – Falcons).
The only head coaching jobs left on the market are the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Commanders, and it appears those two teams know who they want to hire.
With so many teams looking for a head coach, the optics looked good for Belichick, but his bet might be to try next season. We might not see a high turnover like we saw this season.
But it wouldn’t be a shock to see a few high-profile openings, such as the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, come available this time next year, depending on how those two NFC teams fare with their current coaches.
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