Former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick took out an ad in the Boston Globe on Sunday to thank fans for his nearly two-and-a-half-decade run with the team. Belichick penned the letter in a week when all the head coaching vacancies in the league were filled up by other names.
Bill Belichick was a candidate for two jobs this offseason
Belichick was a candidate for head coaching positions with the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Commanders. But none of those teams took a chance on the six-time Super Bowl-winning head coach for various reasons.
Belichick wrote a letter to New England Patriots fans
Rather than be bitter about the situation, Belichick seems appreciative of the time he spent with the Patriots, per his message released by ESPN’s Field Yates on X:
“Nowhere in America are pro sports fans as passionate as in New England and for 24 years, I was blessed to feel your passion and power. The Patriots are the only NFL team representing SIX states but in reality, Patriots Nation knows no borders.
You were undaunted by weather, attended scorching hot training camp practices and braved Foxborough’s coldest, wettest, snowiest and windiest days. Your thoughtful letters offered support, critique, and creative play suggestions. You watched on TV, the internet, and from your stadium seats.
You traveled from coast to coast and internationally. Numerous times, you overtook opposing stadiums and were the last fans standing. We loved it! You gave your precious time, resources, and energy to our team. We appreciated it!
Six times, you packed Boston by the millions for parades that were truly a two-way expression of gratitude and love. The images from those days are burned in my memory,”
“You may even have enjoyed my fashion sense and press conferences, or maybe you just tolerated them. I loved coaching here and, together, we experienced some amazing moments.
THANK YOU ALL.
With respect and admiration,
Bill Belichick took out a page in today’s Boston Globe to thank Patriots fans everywhere for his 24 years with the team: pic.twitter.com/plamkB6rEQ
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 4, 2024
Belichick has time for memories this year
Belichick can take some time to bask in the memories of his incredible tenure with the Patriots. One would assume he’ll try and return to the NFL for the 2025 season so he can catch Don Shula’s record for mist wins.
If, of course, another job in Kansas City doesn’t open after the Super Bowl.
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