What Happens if Bill Belichick Is Sacked Mid-Season by Robert Kraft and the Patriots

Published 11/09/2023, 1:37 AM EST

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The New England Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick, is having the worst season of his career this year, like his first season with the Patriots in 2000. They registered 5-11, but Bill found Tom Brady the following year, and the rest was history. Well, Belichick won six Super Bowl seasons with the Patriots, marking a period of dominance. He has been associated with the franchise for 23 years, but this season could be his last with the Patriots after delivering consecutive losses.

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Patriots are tagged as one of the worst teams in this league. Some fans have also demanded the removal of the HC after the string of poor results this year. According to reports, owner Robert Kraft will likely fire Belichick if they lose their upcoming matchup with the Colts. But reportedly, the team signed him for the extended year this offseason. However, sacking him now might push the team into worse shape. Let’s delve deeper to know why.

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Belichick arguably remains one of the best coaches in the NFL, with a winning record of 331 matches.  This is almost close to the legendary Miami Dolphins coach late Don Shula’s record of 347. But this season is not in his favor; he has been unable to take the Patriots out of the rut. And the side is sailing at the bottom with a score of 2-7.

Kraft reportedly feels ready to get rid of their long-term HC if he doesn’t manage to win their next game against the Colts before the bye week. However, this may be unwise as the franchise has signed a lucrative multiyear contract extension this offseason, and the NFL allows the coaches to receive the full amount of their contract even if they are fired midway. And the estimated annual contractual signing amount of Belichick is $20 million.

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But does Belichick really deserve this ending after six Super Bowl wins with the franchise?

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It would be unfortunate for Belichick to be sacked by the team only because of his inefficiency this year. Belichick has delivered many wins to the franchise and has been passionately dedicated to the game. But this season went out of his control and landed with seven losses in nine matches.

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The future of Belichick with the team will be decided in the upcoming match. The 71-year-old stands on top of the list as the highest-paid coach in the NFL, with a signing amount of $20 million per year. However, the franchise would lose $20 million or more if they ended up firing their coach of 23 years.

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Belichick’s future remains uncertain. It will be sad for the legend to leave, but the fairy tale is over, and we must face reality.

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N Ayeesha Siddiquha

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