Former New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick took a full-page ad out in Sunday’s Boston Globe to thank Patriots fans for supporting him during his 24-year tenure.
Following their third straight losing season, the Patriots and Belichick parted after a 4-13 season.
After his departure from New England, Belichick interviewed for the Atlanta Falcons’ head-coaching vacancy that went to Raheem Morris. Belichick will not land himself an NFL head coaching job this offseason.
Including playoffs, only Don Shula (347) has recorded more wins as a head coach than Belichick (333). It’s unclear if passing Shula carries any meaning to Belichick, who regularly spent his press conferences focusing on whatever opponent was in front of him that week rather than opining about his legacy.
The Patriots hired Jerod Mayo to replace Belichick.