Bill Belichick will enter the 2022 season at the age of 70. The legendary New England Patriots coach isn’t quite ready to call it a career yet. That doesn’t mean the organization hasn’t thought about that eventuality.

Belichick has won six Super Bowls for the franchise and is one of the NFL’s all-time winningest coaches. When Bill does decide to retire, it will likely be on his terms. Owner Robert Kraft is not expected to push his coach out, even though his performance has slipped since Tom Brady left for Tampa Bay.

NBC Sports Boston’s Tom Curran recently appeared on The Rich Eisen Show where he talked about the Pats eventual plans to move on. It is believed that when Bill Belichick is ready to retire, he will be open with the team about it. Nobody is quite sure how else everything will go.

“He hasn’t communicated to anyone his intentions to leave. I think the supposition is within the organization at the very highest levels that ‘Bill will let us know.’ He’s not going to just say, “Yeah, I’m cleaning out my desk today, I’m out of here.’ He would let them know.”

The Patriots thought they had a head coach in waiting in Josh McDaniels. Instead, he left for the Las Vegas Raiders’ top job. Others from the Bill Belichick coaching tree have failed miserably as head coaches, such as Matt Patricia.

Fans will have to wait and see how long Belichick decides to hang around. The Patriots do return a solid core of talent and hope to contend for the playoffs once again. As long as he is winning, Bill Belichick doesn’t seem ready to move on.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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