Bill Belichick just landed the best job in post-Patriots career

After 24 seasons as the New England Patriots' head coach, Bill Belichick is trying his hand as a TV analyst.
After 24 seasons as the New England Patriots' head coach, Bill Belichick is trying his hand as a TV analyst. / Bob Breidenbach / USA TODAY NETWORK

The legendary career of Bill Belichick has been closely watched over the last 20+ years as he led the New England Patriots to unimaginable success for an unfortunate amount of time for the other 31 teams in the NFL.

The same can be said about his post-head coaching career this offseason, which he intends to pick back up again in 2025. Robert Kraft's decision to let go of Belichick after 24 seasons in Foxboro was surprising, but it was more surprising that he didn't land a coaching gig for this upcoming season despite all his success.

Although that wasn't the ideal situation for him, the past few months could be described as the 'Year of Belichick,' as he just landed another job involving the NFL, and it might be the perfect situation for all involved.

Bill Belichick's latest football venture might be his best one yet

Because we won't have a definitive answer regarding his continued pursuit to coach and finally break Don Shula's longtime record of most wins by a head coach in league history until next offseason, Belichick has been looking for a suitable path in the NFL sphere for the season ahead.

He's already made waves by signing on to be a weekly guest on ESPN's Pat McAfee Show this fall and appearing on the ManningCast along with Eli and Peyton Manning. But now Belichick is adding another venture to his resume, as announced on Thursday morning.

The defensive genius will join hosts Ryan Clark, Chad Johnson, and Chris Long on The CW's Inside the NFL this season, which premieres on August 30.

In a statement, Belichick expressed his excitement about joining the crew and said he is looking forward to discussing real football analysis with the pros this year. And, frankly, is there anyone better at that than him?

"I've always appreciated Inside the NFL's depth of analysis, and I hope to bring the same detailed insight to the CW by talking real football with real pros, Ryan (Clark), Chris (Long) and Chad (Johnson) this coming season."

It's a fantastic hire for those involved with Inside the NFL and an excellent move for Belichick, who will be able to share his limitless knowledge of the game of football. It will also allow him to show a bit more personality and potentially win some people over on teams that might be in need of a new head coach next year, which had been a rumored issue in the hiring process earlier this year.

Belichick has shown a different side of himself over the last few months, which most have enjoyed getting to know. He had become known for being stern, tight-lipped, and often cold to the media, but his humor and more laid-back nature have been well-received throughout his various media appearances this year.

Adding another platform for him to share that, along with his incredible football knowledge, might be the best way to silence the doubters who wrote him off before even conducting an interview for their vacant coaching positions.

It will be interesting to see how it all comes together when the show debuts next month. As Patriots fans, it will be fascinating to hear what Belichick has to say about the 2024 season, especially regarding the Patriots.

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