Is Bill Belichick eyeing a move to “America’s team”?
According to The MMQB’s Albert Breer, the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders are the teams most closely linked to the head coach of the New England Patriots. Breer, appearing on The Rich Eisen Show, suggested that Washington, under new owner Josh Harris, might seek an experienced head coach for instant credibility. Meanwhile, Dallas views hiring Belichick as the quickest route to securing its coveted sixth Super Bowl title.
NBC Sports’ Peter King also identified the Commanders and Cowboys among the logical landing spots for the 71-year-old coach, adding the Los Angeles Chargers and Chicago Bears to the mix.
Speculation about Dallas centers on the possibility of a poor regular-season finish and an early playoff exit costing current head coach Mike McCarthy his job.
The signs increasingly point toward a new head coach for the Patriots in 2024. New England is currently tied for the second-worst record in the NFL, and with quarterback uncertainties, a rebuilding phase seems inevitable. Mac Jones’ struggles and reported locker room issues add to the challenges.
Considering Belichick’s age, there’s speculation that he may not want to commit to another rebuilding process, and the Patriots might question his fit for the role given the lack of playoff success post-Tom Brady.
The belief, as reported by The Athletic’s Dianna Russini, is that the Patriots and Belichick are likely headed for a “mutual parting of the ways” at the end of the season.
As one of the greatest coaches in NFL history, Belichick would likely have the luxury of choosing from available coaching opportunities if he were to become a free agent. While the idea of bringing in a coaching legend like Belichick might appeal to Jerry Jones, the dominant figure in Dallas, it remains to be seen how the dynamics would play out given Jones’ alpha dog status.