The Patriots held a press conference on Thursday afternoon with Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft to address the media about the news of the head coach leaving the franchise. Before they stepped to the podium, it was reported they would each be sharing statements but not answering questions.
However, Kraft is said to be speaking to the media again later today, allowing reporters to ask him about the decision to part ways with Belichick.
There was a lot to take from the ten minute presser, but the most notable thing was Kraft seemingly confirming this won't be the last we see of Belichick in the NFL. He may not be on the Patriots sideline next season, but he will be the head coach for another team in the league.
It was significant news since rumors have circulated suggesting Belichick may retire instead of coaching another team, mainly because he was so dedicated to the work he accomplished with the Patriots.
But because he's just 15 games shy of breaking Don Shula's record of most wins ever by a head coach, he will try to break that record elsewhere in 2024.
A few teams have allegedly expressed interest in hiring him, which isn't surprising given his coaching pedigree, and the latest team has been the Falcons. They are said to be nearing the top of the list of probable places Belichick will go, but there are also rumors of another team joining the conversation who haven't fired their head coach yet.
Who that team will be will be fascinating, especially if it ends up being the one that snags Belichick as their next head coach. Whatever team that is will be getting the best to ever do it, and maybe it will allow him to have his Tom Brady in Tampa season, proving he can still coach a winning team and bring them to the playoffs or Super Bowl.
We will have to watch and see.