Three long-term goals for the New England Patriots
Have a legitimate succession plan for Bill Belichick’s eventual departure
I do think we are watching the final few seasons of Bill Belichick serving as the head coach of the New England Patriots.
The 70 year old isn’t likely to coach for much longer, and his old school style seems to be slowly falling out of favor in the NFL. Most teams who need a head coach are running towards the young, offensive minds, and I think the Patriots will soon need to find someone like that for their own.
I do believe that if 2022 goes south, the team and Belichick will part ways.
Belichick might not want to endure what could come for the team, and he isn’t going to change the type of coach he is and has been, so jumping ship when he has the chance might be the smartest thing to do.
The next step is to then find a legitimate succession plan at head coach, and I think it’s likely that the team looks internally for this.
Could Matt Patricia or Joe Judge get another crack at head coach? Perhaps there’s another young, bright mind on the Patriots’ staff who could take over?
Whatever the case may be, the team needs to ensure they have a legitimate exit plan in place, or the team will be set back even further.