Bill Belichick parts ways with the Patriots

The longtime coach of the New England team has “mutually agreed to part ways amicably” after 24 years with the Pats.

Bill Belichick speaks into his headset on a football field in front of many Patriots players.

Bill Belichick shared it was time to “move on” on what the Patriots’ CEO stated was a “very emotional day.”

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After 24 years, nine Super Bowls, and six Lombardi trophies, Bill Belichick’s time with the New England Patriots has come to an end.

“I will always be a Patriot, but at this time, I’m moving on,” Belichick shared during a press conference, expressing his appreciation for the Patriots’ steadfast fans and the 1,000+ players he’s coached during the 24-year run.

Some of Belichick’s accomplishments with the Pats include 333 career victories, nine AFC Championship victories, and six Super Bowl wins.

“Coach Belichick will forever be celebrated as a legendary sports icon here in New England,” added Patriots CEO Robert Kraft, going on to call him the “greatest coach of all time.”

Jerod Mayo — once a Patriots linebacker for eight seasons — will now serve as the team’s head coach. Mayo has also worked with the team as assistant coach since 2019, mainly coaching linebackers.

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