The longest tenured head coach in the NFL is no longer employed, as the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick have officially split after 24 years and six Super Bowl championships together. Belichick leaves Foxborough after a run of success that netted him 266 wins in 387 games with the franchise, though New England fell on hard times after the departure of future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady.
Belichick, who was New England’s head coach and GM, led the Pats’ to a combined record of 12-22 over the last two seasons, capped off by a 4-13 campaign that was the club’s worst season since going 5-11 in 2000 (his first with the franchise).
Now that New England is off to find their next leader, it’s worth wondering where the 71-year-old football lifer will go next, with no shortage of NFL opportunities in 2024 and beyond, regardless of his age.
With that in mind, BetMassachusetts.com utilized DraftKings odds board to see where Bill will fly next and to give greater context to the length of Belichick’s stay with the franchise. If you're interested in placing a wager on this market, be sure to claim the DraftKings Massachusetts sign-up promo valued at $200.
Where Will Belichick Land?
Could The Hoodie Take A Year Off?
Right now, the odds-on leader in the Belichick sweepstakes is for the longtime coach to sit out the 2024 season at least, with most Massachusetts sports betting apps giving that outcome the best odds, at +175. Assuming Belichick stays in the league, the best odds to land him next are the Los Angeles Chargers (+200), Washington Commanders and Atlanta Falcons (+400 each), while the Tennessee Titans (+800), Carolina Panthers (+1200) and New York Giants (+2200) are the next closest.
Belichick has coached in the NFL since starting his career as a special assistant for the Baltimore Colts in 1975, with stops as an assistant with the Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos and Giants, before getting his first head coaching opportunity with the Cleveland Browns in 1991.
From there, he coached the Browns for five years before serving as an assistant with the Patriots and New York Jets between 1996 and 1999, before returning to Foxborough to become the franchise’s leader in 2000.
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