Tom Brady Comments on Bill Belichick Head-Coaching Job Snubs

NFL's coaching carousel takes a surprising turn this season.

by Nouman Rasool
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Tom Brady Comments on Bill Belichick Head-Coaching Job Snubs
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In the world of the NFL, the recent developments around Bill Belichick, the former head coach of the New England Patriots, have captured significant attention. Tom Brady, the legendary quarterback who played under Belichick from 2000 to 2019, recently spoke about the surprising fact that no team has hired Belichick as a head coach this season.

During his appearance on FS1's 'The Herd with Colin Cowherd,' Brady expressed his admiration and respect for Belichick, describing him as 'the greatest coach ever.' He emphasized Belichick's passion for the sport, his meticulous approach to preparation, and his decades-long dedication to football.

'Whoever gets him at some point is gonna have, in my opinion, the greatest coach ever,' Brady stated, acknowledging Belichick's unmatched competitiveness and desire to continue winning games as a coach.

Falcons Pass on Belichick

The Atlanta Falcons, the only team to interview Belichick since his mutual separation from the Patriots earlier this month, ultimately decided against hiring him.

Concerns about the potential organizational changes Belichick might bring and speculation that he may only coach for two more seasons reportedly influenced the Falcons' decision to appoint Raheem Morris instead. As Belichick approaches his 72nd birthday this April, he stands just 15 wins away from setting a new NFL record for career victories by a head coach, encompassing both regular season and postseason games.

This milestone underscores his remarkable career and enduring influence in the sport. Intriguingly, it was also recently revealed that Belichick 'never truly believed' Brady would leave the Patriots as a free agent after the 2019 season.

Despite Brady’s eventual move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2020, he insisted during a spot on 'The Pat McAfee Show' that his relationship with Belichick remained strong. Brady praised Belichick's leadership and coaching, attributing much of their mutual success to their shared commitment and respect.

He also dismissed rumors of any rift between them as largely unfounded. Further adding to the NFL media landscape, Brady confirmed that he will be taking over as Fox's lead NFL analyst next season, replacing Greg Olsen. With no team currently poised to hire Belichick, speculation arises about his potential move to broadcasting.

Belichick could either join Brady at Fox or explore opportunities as an analyst with another network, at least through the 2024 regular season. This period of transition for two of the NFL's most iconic figures continues to generate interest and speculation among fans and pundits alike.

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