Update on ESPN’s Bill Belichick Pursuit Emerges

The former New Patriots head coach has been getting courted by the television networks for a potential gig.

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There was a belief that former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick would be back on the sidelines this season after being let go by the organization in January.

However, that dream never came to fruition as the Atlanta Falcons, who were mostly connected to the former Patriots head coach, ended up hiring Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as their next head coach.

Since those rumors from earlier this year, we haven’t heard much about Belichick’s future on the sidelines and if he plans to do something else this season until now. 

In a new column published by Andrew Marchand of The Athletic, he reports that ESPN has been pursuing Belichick. But the Super Bowl-winning head coach ”has told the networks that he’s disinclined to be a part of a regular studio show.”

However, Marchand mentions that ESPN could try to use Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions and NFL Films to get Belichick into a broadcasting role.

It’s not surprising to hear that Belichick doesn’t want a studio TV gig, as it’s tough to envision him in that setting talking about the game he’s not a part of anymore. The former New England head coach wanted to be on the sidelines this coming season after how everything played out for the Patriots in 2023.

Nonetheless, if we were to see Belichick on TV, I’d guess it won’t be a consistent spot as he probably wants to use this time to reset and try again for a coaching gig next offseason.

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