New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick officially turned 70 years old on Saturday, meaning he’s either the exact right age to finally embrace his long-held “no social media” belief, or he’s on the verge of developing a rampant Facebook addiction.
Regardless, if you want to get in touch with him, a phone call or knock at the door is probably still the best bet. SnapFace, InstaFace and TwitBird are probably where you should drop a line if you intend to get ghosted.
Ever daring, Patriots QB Mac Jones tried IG to wish his beloved head coach a happy milestone birthday ahead of their second year together after Belichick took a chance on the big-armed Alabama product in 2021’s first round.
So far, it feels like an excellent bet, as Jones showed off every trait a young QB can flash in his first year, making a Pro Bowl appearance and stealing the narrative all weekend long despite an early playoff exit.
Still, if he was hoping Belichick would actually see this cute little birthday message (not even on the main feed, in a story!), then he’s got another shock coming.
Patriots QB Mac Jones delivered his birthday message to Bill Belichick
For 71, maybe get him an NFT, Mac. Should be just as effective as a method of communication.
We’ll stop poking holes in Jones’ messaging for a second and just take a breather to acknowledge how incredible it is that Belichick has lasted in the league long enough to embark on a second journey with a second super skilled passer that could eventually result in championships.
Though the AFC is stacked with superstar talent at the position and beefed-up rosters, that didn’t exactly stop Belichick last time around.
Though Belichick once swore he’d never be like Marv Levy, still stalking the sidelines at an age such as this, his skill set remains sharp. Why stop now?
The most fulfilling thing in the world is winning, after all.
Well, that and checking a packed folder of Instagram notifications.