Bill Belichick doesn't fit Commanders long-term plan
There's no doubt Bill Belichick will go down as one of the best head coaches in NFL history. His accomplishments might never be achieved again. It's also hard to look at his recent slide with anything other than concern.
The last two years have been disastrous for the New England Patriots. Belichick's coaching infrastructure has come under fire. His quarterback development and constant flip-flopping is another question mark. The defensive side of things remains strong, but much more is needed in the modern-day NFL.
Belichick is 72 years old. He still has a fierce desire to coach. In terms of being part of a long-term project, one has to wonder if he's the right guy for the Washington Commanders.
After a fourth-straight losing season under Ron Rivera, Josh Harris hit the reset button. A complete shake-up was desperately needed in the hope it could get this storied franchise back among the league's powerhouses. Belichick is an aging coach whose powers could be on the decline. The two just don't go together.
Of course, there's a chance for the Commanders to speed up their rebuild. They are rich in draft assets - including the No. 2 pick. They could have around $90 million to spend in free agency once sacrifices are made. They have some core foundational pieces to build around already in the building.
That could be enough to seek Belichick out for an interview to see where all parties stand. Watch this space, I guess.