Steve Belichick Leaving Patriots for New Coaching Role

The Belichick era in Foxboro is now officially over and the book can be closed for good.

Dec 12, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; New England Patriots linebackers coach Steve Belichick against
Dec 12, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; New England Patriots linebackers coach Steve Belichick against / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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After 24 seasons serving as the head coach of the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick and the franchise mutually agreed to part ways. When that happened, it was believed that Belichick's son, Steve Belichick, would probably be following him wherever he landed for his next job.

Steve was on his dad's staff in Foxboro for 12 years, mostly working with the defense. He was a part of two of his dad's six Super Bowl championships along the way.

After the head coaching cycle in the NFL completed and all opened positions were filled, Bill was surprisingly not hired for one of the jobs. His future is still to be determined. But it looks like his son found a place to be without him.

Steve Belichick hired as Washington's defensive coordinator

Field Yates of ESPN tweeted out that Steve Belichick has been hired by the University of Washington as their defensive coordinator. After he was probably waiting to see what happened with his father, he lands a job in the college game with a premier program.

Washington played in the College Football Playoff championship game this past year, falling victim to the juggernaut that was Michigan. Following the championship loss, their head coach, Kalen DeBoer, left Seattle to take the opening with the Alabama Crimson Tide after the legendary Nick Saban announced his retirement.

The turnover for the Huskies includes new head coach, Jedd Fisch, and offensive coordinator Brennan Carroll coming up from Arizona. Now, they add Belichick and his NFL experience to the defensive side of the ball. They'll look to maintain their recent success in Seattle as they transition from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten.

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