Bill Belichick’s job security has been under a microscope this season and it only continues to be a topic of conversation. The Patriots are 2-8 after their Week 10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Germany. They haven’t shown much promise that things will get better, and many are pointing fingers at Belichick.
There’s plenty of blame to go around for New England’s struggles, and many have speculated whether Belichick will make it through the rest of the season. If you ask Jason Garrett, though, he thinks it wouldn’t be smart to move on from the legendary coach in the middle of the season.
“This idea that they’re going to make a move with Bill Belichick during the season, to me, is just unconscionable,” the former Dallas Cowboys coach said on NBC. “I don’t care what the record is, I don’t care what decision was made. It’s unconscionable. Over the last 22 years, this has been the model franchise in all of sports. There’s some credibility there. He should be able to weather a few storms.”
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A report surfaced prior to Sunday’s game that the Patriots won’t make a midseason move regarding Belichick. But if he wants to leave New England and still coach in the NFL after 2023, then team owner Robert Kraft would look to trade Belichick.
The Patriots are certainly a different-looking team than when Garrett was coaching. They haven’t been the same since Tom Brady left in 2020, and Mac Jones hasn’t given the front office a lot of reason to believe he is the next quarterback of the franchise. But what’s happening now in New England isn’t solely the fault of the coach. Changes need to be made, but at this point in the season it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to make a drastic move.
What Belichick’s future holds remains to be seen. But he and the rest of the team will enjoy a week off before getting back to game action against the New York Giants on Nov. 26.