In the recent NFL coaching shake-up, one of the biggest names left without a clear path forward is the legendary Bill Belichick. The Atlanta Falcons’ decision to hire Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris for their head coaching position has significantly impacted Belichick’s options. Initially considered a favorite for the Falcons job, Belichick must now reassess his coaching future.
One potential destination for Belichick could be the Washington Commanders. Despite their initial lack of interest, the recent departure of Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson might prompt Washington to reconsider. With new management and ownership in place, the Commanders present an intriguing opportunity.
Another possibility is the Seattle Seahawks, who are still in the market for a head coach. While the idea of replacing a 72-year-old coach with another in his 70s may seem unconventional, the Seahawks offer a talented roster and stability within the organization, making them an attractive option.
Returning to the AFC East is also a possibility for Belichick. The struggling New York Jets, despite recent setbacks, may entertain the idea of a coaching change. Similarly, the Buffalo Bills, though successful, could see the appeal of Belichick’s experience and motivation to compete against his former team twice a year.
Alternatively, Belichick could choose to take a year off to recharge. However, given his proximity to historic coaching milestones, such as surpassing Don Shula’s record for regular-season wins, retirement seems unlikely. Instead, Belichick may remain involved in football in some capacity until the right opportunity presents itself.
In a league where coaching vacancies are quickly filled, Belichick’s next move will be closely monitored by fans and analysts. Whether he decides to continue coaching or take a break, his legacy as one of the greatest coaches in NFL history is already firmly established.