Patriots Rumors: 4 replacements for Bill Belichick

The Patriots could still move on from the long-time head coach, believe it or not.
New England Patriots, Jim Harbaugh
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2. Deion Sanders, Head Coach, Colorado

This is maybe the most outrageous suggestion of them all, but with the success Deion Sanders has seen at Colorado, why not replace one big name (Belichick) with another? Sanders may not have the desire to come to the NFL just yet, but the attractiveness of taking over for a coach like Belichick and proving he can add up might be enough to persuade him to take it.

If there is one thing we know about Sanders, it is that he exudes confidence. It oozes from his very being. Filling shoes like those of Belichick is maybe the toughest job any NFL coach will ever have to accomplish, and when it happens, the organization needs to find someone who isn't afraid of such a tall task.

You think Sanders would scoff at the idea of not adding up? Of course not. If he took this opportunity, he would take it head on. He'd do it his way, and he would be so driven not to fail that this just might work.

As the head coach of Colorado, Sanders has taken a program that went 1-11 last year to a much-improved 4-4 at this point, boasting a few of the best players in the country that will surely end up going high in their respective drafts.