4 pros and cons of Bill Belichick becoming the next Commanders head coach

Could the Commanders make a move for Bill Belichick?

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What are the pros and cons of the Washington Commanders potentially making Bill Belichick their next head coach in 2024?

The Washington Commanders are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to find the right head coach to take the organization into an exciting new era. It's been a dramatic week of change around the league. Now, the biggest fish of all is there for the taking.

After a trophy-laden stint with the New England Patriots spanning more than two decades, the franchise and Bill Belichick have decided to go their separate ways. Things didn't go according to plan after letting legendary quarterback Tom Brady walk, but his availability should spark numerous teams into action.

Rumors about the Commanders taking an interest in Belichick have been rife in recent weeks. Josh Harris is said to be enamored with the coach as a leader and strategist. Whether it's enough to deviate from their current train of thought remains to be seen.

With this in mind, here are four pros and cons of Belichick potentially becoming the Commanders' next head coach in 2024.

Pro. No. 1

Commanders don't have to trade for Bill Belichick

This is a contentious issue among the fanbase. One of the main problems centered on the Washington Commanders needing to part ways with valuable draft capital to lure Bill Belichick from the New England Patriots. Now, that won't be the case.

Acquiring Belichick would instantly legitimize the ambitious plans Josh Harris' ownership group have for the Commanders. He's still widely revered in league circles despite some struggles over the last two seasons. Adding the head coach and keeping their draft assets is a major boost if Washington wants to go in this direction.