Bill Belichick could walk straight into new NFL role after Super Bowl with coach '100 per cent' keen on job

Bill Belichick could walk straight into new NFL role after Super Bowl with coach '100 per cent' keen on job

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 09/02/2024

- 12:50

The 71-year-old is currently without a job after leaving the New England Patriots

Bill Belichick is very much open to becoming head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs after Super Bowl LVIII, according to reports.

It is claimed the former New England Patriots coach is '100 per cent' keen on the job if Andy Reid decides to retire after this weekend's match.

Belichick has been out of work since it was announced in January that he would leave the Patriots after 24 seasons.

The 71-year-old led the team to nine Super Bowls during his long spell, winning six, but suffered his worst regular season in charge in 2023.

Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick would be open to replacing Andy Reid at the Kansas City Chiefs after Super Bowl LVIII


Belichick was linked with the Atlanta Falcons job following the sacking of Arthur Smith in early January.

He reportedly had multiple interviews with Falcons owner Arthur Blank but Raheem Morris was appointed as the new head coach instead.

It has since been claimed by former NFL star Boomer Esiason that he had it on good authority that Belichick turned down an offer from the Falcons.

Belichick will currently be without a job for the 2024 season, the first time he hasn't been a head coach since 1999.

However, the Daily Mail claims that could change following the Super Bowl this weekend.

The Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The future of Chiefs coach Reid is in doubt, with reports suggesting he may retire after the Super Bowl.

It is claimed that, if Reid was to decide to call it a day, Belichick would jump at the chance to replace him.

He would welcome the opportunity to coach the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, who are aiming to win their second successive Super Bowl with the Chiefs.

Reid is yet to decide whether he will retire but it could be a 'last-minute decision'.

The 65-year-old is currently focusing his entire attention on Sunday's huge match.

Addressing claims he could retire, Reid told the media this week: "I haven't gone there, I don't think about that.


Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick has been out of work since leaving the New England Patriots in January


"I'm tied up in the game. I'm sure somewhere I'll know when that time is. It's not today and it won't be Sunday."

He also reminisced over a discussion he once had with his parents about retirement.

Reid said on Tuesday: "My mum and dad told me this when they were working. They said, 'You'll know when it's time,' and I'm ready to go right now. Let's go.

"That's what they would tell me when I was young. I was an inquisitive kid and so that's the way I look [at it]. Somewhere you're going to know when it's time. Today's not the day."

Andy Reid

Andy Reid could retire from his role as Kansas City Chiefs head coach after Super Bowl LVIII


Reid still has a contract with the Chiefs through to the end of the 2025 season.

And Kelce is not expecting him to retire anytime soon.

He said: "I think he's got a lot of years left, yeah. I'd be surprised as anybody else."

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