On Monday morning, Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick announced that he would be back in New England has the head coach in 2023. On Monday morning, to reporters, Belichick announced that he’d be back as the head coach in 2023.
This news comes just one day after the team was eliminated from the playoffs, losing to the Buffalo Bills in week 18. To be honest, I did think this news would have at least be dragged out a bit and I did think that BB had a chance to not be the head coach.
Well, the Patriots wasted no time in revealing what could have been an incredibly interesting storyline for the 2023 offseason. He just wrapped up his 23rd year as head coach of the New England Patriots, and in the three years that Tom Brady has not been there, the teams have missed the playoffs two out of those three years.
His 262-108 regular season record in New England is quite something, and he’ll look to add to that record in 2023. As the de-facto GM, Bill Belichick has quite a bit of work to do. The first order of business is to find an offensive coordinator who does not bring the entire unit down as a whole
Matt Patricia had flashes of brilliance, but was largely disappointing and seemed to stunt the development of Mac Jones. Names like Frank Reich, Bill O’Brien, and Jim Caldwell could surely be in play to replace Patricia.
The team also needs to try and find a true difference maker at wide receiver and offer a contract extension to Jakobi Meyers. Continuing with the offense, a couple new tackles might be a smart move, along with ensuring the defense stays in tact.
Belichick is projected to have about $50 million worth of cap space to spend, so this could be another year where the Patriots go heavy into free agency to try and fix this operation once and for all.