Former New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is considered a long-shot for the Washington Commanders and Seattle Seahawks coaching positions, according to league sources, raising the possibility that the second-winningest coach in NFL history will be without a team in 2024 could get along.
The chances of that increased Thursday when the Atlanta Falcons, the only team to interview Belichick this offseason, hired Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris.
According to league sources, it would take a change of direction for something to happen with the Commanders or Seahawks. The other six head coaching vacancies this offseason have been filled.
Going into the 2023 season, it was more or less accepted that Belichick would remain with the Patriots until he replaced the late Don Shula as the winningest coach in NFL history. But Belichick and New England tied the game after 4:13. Belichick interviewed with the Falcons twice last week.
Bill Belichick's demise after 24 years, six titles with the Patriots
If you count the regular season and playoffs, Belichick has 333 coaching wins. That puts him 15 coaching wins ahead of Shula, who won 347 games as coach of the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins.
As he pursues the record, time becomes Belichick's enemy. He will be 72 years old on April 16th.
If Belichick is no longer coaching in any capacity in 2024, it will end a streak of 49 consecutive coaching seasons in the NFL. He began his career in 1975 as a special assistant with the Baltimore Colts under head coach Ted Marchibroda.
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