After Tom Brady’s retirement and the departure of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels from the New England Patriots, it is only natural for people to question if Bill Belichick is also considering to call it a career. And if so, who could replace him?
Patriots inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo chimed in on the talk and expressed his desire to be a head coach in the NFL, with an opportunity with the Patriots the “best-case scenario” for him. With that said, however, he clarified that everyone can put to rest the idea of Belichick retiring any time soon.
According to Mayo, Belichick is still as “sharp” as he has ever been and is showing no signs of slowing down despite his age. Belichick is already 69 years old and is the second-oldest head coach in the league.
“And I’ll tell you this — and this is coming from my mouth: Bill is still as sharp as ever,” Mayo shared. “This guy is still going. Like, you can say he’s getting older or whatever. This guy, he’s still there, and he still works harder than a lot of other people.”
Bill Belichick is widely considered as one of the best coaches in the NFL today, and he has already cemented himself as one of the greatest with his accolades with the Patriots. With that said, it will be just as hard to see him retire like Tom Brady.
Fortunately as Mayo said it, it’s too early to talk about that.