With the conclusion of the New England Patriots’ disappointing 2023 season, all attention in Foxborough is now centered on the future of head coach Bill Belichick.
Many anticipate Patriots owner Robert Kraft to part company with Belichick following the organization’s third losing season in four years and their fifth consecutive campaign without a postseason victory.
In the event of Belichick’s departure, he would swiftly become the most sought-after name in the 2024 NFL head coaching cycle.
As per the latest odds from BetOnline, Belichick is the favored candidate to take on the role of the Atlanta Falcons’ new head coach at +300. The NFC South club dismissed head coach Arthur Smith after a third consecutive 7-10 season.
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Among the potential destinations, the Falcons have the most favorable odds of securing Belichick, with the Los Angeles Chargers (+800), Washington Commanders (+900), and Carolina Panthers (+700) all considered longshots. The Tennessee Titans (+400) hold the second-best odds to land the future Hall of Famer.
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson stands as the second-most likely candidate for the vacant Atlanta head coaching position with +400 odds, followed by Commanders offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy at +500.
The Patriots concluded the 2023 season with a 4-13 record, marking the franchise’s poorest performance since the 1992 season when they went 2-14. During the Tom Brady era (2001 to 2019), the Patriots consistently finished above .500 each year and only missed the postseason twice (2002 and 2008), with the latter being the year Brady suffered a torn ACL.
Belichick’s inability to sustain the Patriots’ winning culture without Brady raises questions about the 71-year-old’s future in New England, and the coming days will reveal if this downturn could lead to his departure.