FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Longtime New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick took questions Wednesday about a report that team owner Robert Kraft intends to move on from him at the end of the season.
NBC Sports Boston’s Tom E. Curran on Monday mentioned That the team concluded it would part ways with Belichick after the 2023 season after New England’s dismal 10-6 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Frankfurt, Germany, on November 12.
“When they left Germany, the conversations I had this week made it clear that the decision had been made.” Curran said. “They would play for the series, and at the end of the year, there would be a parting of the ways, for a number of reasons… You can’t fire Bill Belichick during the season. It just doesn’t happen.”
During his weekly media availability on Wednesday, a reporter asked Belichick: “Speaking for yourself obviously, do you know anything about Robert not being asked to come back next year?”
“I’m getting ready for Kansas City. That’s what I do,” Belichick said.
Belichick, who has managed New England since 2000, was asked if he wanted to continue coaching.
“Yes, I’m getting ready for Kansas City,” Belichick said simply.
Belichick deflected again when asked about his future in New England, saying, “I’m getting ready for Kansas City.”
Belichick has already cemented himself as the greatest coach in NFL history, leading the Patriots to six Super Bowl victories while cementing the franchise as one of the best dynasties the sport has ever seen.
The Patriots will watch this year’s NFL postseason from home after being officially eliminated from contention last weekend.
New England is an unimpressive 3-10 team heading into its Week 15 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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