4 NFL teams that could hire Bill Belichick and continue his legendary career

It's over in New England, but that doesn't mean it's over for good.

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1. Atlanta Falcons

If you had told me a month ago that on the day of his, uh, dismissal, that the Atlanta Falcons would be the current betting favorites to land Belichick, my head would be spinning. But the Falcons, who literally didn't even bother waiting a night to fire Arthur Smith, haven't interviewed a single coaching candidate yet. That's weird, right? And you know when Adam Schefter is dropping little hints about it, there's a There there. Despite plenty of lackluster performances this season, the Falcons have some real talent on both sides of the ball -- something that wasn't really the case in New England for those final few seasons. Bijan Robinson, Kyle Pitts, and Jessie Bates would all be compelling reasons to head down to Atlanta, along with the fact that the NFC South has real Early-Aughts-AFC-East potential. It's a division that's extremely up for grabs, and the Falcons' "rebuild" wouldn't be nearly as extensive as others. It's almost like Vegas always knows.