That is according to Tom Curran of NBC Sports, who made claims of the veteran coach being on the hot seat during a recent episode of ‘The Rich Eisen Show’. Curran noted that Belichick has been there in varying degrees of warmth since the 2019 season.
“He’s on the hot seat,” the journalist declared. “And he’s been there at different levels of warmth since 2019.”
Pats owner Robert Kraft was very unhappy to see Tom Brady leave and immediately win a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers; the team’s struggles since Brady’s departure have obviously worsened feelings in New England.
Kraft has made no secret of his disappointment over the Patriots’ drop in standards and is believed to have harbored doubts about Belichick’s leadership since 2019.
Curran also shared some insight regarding the breakdown of the relationship between Belichick, Kraft, and Brady, suggesting that things came to a head after Brady was offered a two-year deal with the second year being a team option instead of a fully-guaranteed two-season spell like the one Drew Brees got at the time.
The quarterback eventually left in free agency.
While things don’t look rosy for Bill, Curran noted that Kraft might keep him around long enough for him to break Don Shula’s all-time wins record. Given that he’s 19 wins away, Belichick would require more than one season to achieve the feat.
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