Jerod Mayo Hired as New Patriots Coach

Jerod Mayo during his time as linebacker coach for New England Patriots in 2021
Jerod Mayo during his time as linebacker coach for the New England Patriots in 2021. Photo by Anthony Nesmith/CSM/Shutterstock (12241344bg)

Jerod Mayo has been announced as the new head coach of the New England Patriots. He replaces Bill Belichick, who left the Patriots after 24 seasons with the team, delivering six Super Bowls to the franchise. Mayo will be officially introduced as the Patriots’ new coach at a press conference on Wednesday.

A month younger than Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay, the 37-year-old Mayo will be the youngest head coach currently in the NFL. “I feel like I’m prepared. I feel like I’m ready,” Mayo said following his appointment. “I coach out of love. Once you build that relationship with a guy, you can be tough on the players.”4

During his playing career, Mayo was a linebacker for the Patriots from 2008 until 2015, named as team captain during his second season with the Patriots. Following his retirement, Mayo served on Belichick’s coaching staff in 2019 as the Patriots’ linebackers coach.

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