You would expect NFL teams to trip over each other in order to hire a head coach with Bill Belichick’s resume. But as it turns out, Belichick might not get a new job in the 2024 NFL season.
Belichick became a free agent after he parted ways with the New England Patriots earlier in January after 24 seasons and six Super Bowl wins. He interviewed with the Atlanta Falcons and was considered the favorite to become the franchise’s new head coach, but the job ended up going to Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris.
Two NFL teams, the Washington Commanders and Seattle Seahawks, remain without a head coach, but according to Jeff Howe and Steve Buckley of The Athletic, Belichick is considered a “long shot” for both jobs. Reportedly, one of the franchises would need to make a “change of direction” in order for Belichick to come under consideration.
The Falcons were the only NFL team that Belichick interviewed with, but there is no doubt that he still wants to coach. The 72-year-old coach is only 15 wins away from surpassing legendary Don Shula for most regular-season wins in the history of the league, and it is hard to believe he’ll walk away without getting another shot for the record.
But barring some unforeseen development, it looks like Belichick will have to wait until 2025 to start racking up wins again.