Atlanta Falcons Interview Bill Belichick for Coaching Role

Patriots' HC Bill Belichick.
Bill Belichick with the Patriots in 2018. Photo by Jason Pohuski/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (10035408dx)

The Atlanta Falcons announced on Monday that they have interviewed former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick for their vacant head coaching position. Belichick and the Patriots mutually agreed to part ways last week, bringing an end to a 23-year tenure for the 71-year-old coach.

Spending 24 of his 29 coaching seasons with the Pats, Belichick led the team to six Super Bowl titles. This includes Super Bowl LI, where Belichick led the Patriots to a 34-28 overtime victory over the Falcons after trailing 28-3. Belichick’s availability comes at an opportune time for the Falcons, who dismissed former coach Arthur Smith after failing to secure a playoff berth.

While this is Belichick’s first interview since leaving his post with the Patriots, the Falcons already interviewed five candidates before him. Belichick will compete for the role with Baltimore assistant head coach Anthony Weave, Carolina defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, Cincinnati offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, Baltimore defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald, and San Francisco defensive coordinator Steve Wilks.

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