As the New England Patriots continue their losing ways under Bill Belichick, it's becoming increasingly likely that the legendary head coach won't be back next year. The Patriots need a fresh start, even if it entails moving on from the greatest head coach in NFL history.
New England may be done with Belichick, but he may not be done with coaching. The 71-year-old is believed to be chasing Don Shula's all-time wins record, and like Tom Brady he may opt to go somewhere else rather than retire.
If Belichick does move on, where would he go?
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Patriots insider Mike Giardi believes that Belichick could either end up with the Chicago Bears or Washington Commanders.
While Giardi acknowledges that the Bears are a disaster and may not want Belichick given his recent struggles developing quarterbacks, the Commanders are a much better fit for several reasons.
One is that Washington has a new owner in Josh Harris, who could be looking to put his stamp on the team. Harris inherited Ron Rivera as his head coach, but hiring the best to ever do it would be quite a splash. It would also likely make the Commanders better, as they've been the definition of mediocrity for years now. Bringing in a gifted coach like Belichick could be what they need to get over the hump.
D.C. would also be a relatively easy move for Belichick, who may not be looking to pack up and move across the country at this stage of his career. Washington is only an 80-minute flight from Boston, so he could easily travel back and forth between the two cities and maintain his beach house on Nantucket. It's a bit warmer down there, too, which couldn't hurt.
Time will tell if Belichick's able to dig the Patriots out of their 1-5 start and save his job, but the odds of that aren't looking too good right now.
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