Possible NFL head coach openings Bill Belichick could fill in 2025

It doesn't appear that Belichick will be coaching in 2024.

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In a shocking turn of events, former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was passed on for the Atlanta Falcons head coaching job in favor of Raheem Morris. According to James Palmer, the Falcons saw that no one else was seriously considering hiring Belichick for their vacant head coaching spots so they went in another direction.

This could mean that Belichick isn't coaching in 2024. Maybe he picks up a job as a defensive coordinator or maybe he takes the year off altogether but it doesn't look as though the six-time Super Bowl champion (as a head coach, that is) will be leading a team in 2024.

What about 2025, though? Who could potentially hire Belichick in 2025 to lead their team if he decides he wants to still be a head coach at that point? Let's look at some potential options.

New York Giants

Where would be a better spot for Belichick than where his legacy first began? Belichick spent six years as the Giants' defensive coordinator in the 80s and early 90s and helped them win a Super Bowl in 1987.

The Giants might not be in the market for a head coach next year since Brian Daboll has looked competent during his two years at the helm but what if the 2024 season goes absolutely off the rails? If the Giants know that Belichick is available, maybe he becomes a priority for them.

Truthfully, Daboll has impressed despite fielding some bad Giants rosters, including making the playoffs during his inaugural year as a head coach in the 2022 season. But, let's say the Giants only win a handful of games. He could be on the hot seat and then the former legendary defensive coordinator comes back with the hope of making the Giants relevant again. Crazier things have happened.