Aaron Rodgers couldn’t imagine Bill Belichick possibly leaving the New England Patriots, but the New York Jets quarterback made sure to show his admiration for the veteran tactician regardless of what the future holds for him.
Making his weekly appearance on the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday, Rodgers talked about the Belichick situation with the Patriots. After the season ended, one of the biggest talks in the NFL has been whether or not the six-time Super Bowl winner will stay in New England.
Rodgers knows there’s the possibility that we have seen the last of Belichick with the Patriots. But despite that, he doesn’t want fans to focus on that. He then shared the conversation he had with the coach prior to New York and New England’s Week 18 meeting.
“Bummed out that this could be the last time he’s in New England, but none of that came up,” Rodgers said of his chat with Belichick.
“We actually talked about a snow game in 2019 in MetLife when the Packers played the Giants. You know I’d just think it’d be so fun to have a glass of scotch with Bill and talk ball because [of] his knowledge of the game and his ability to recall things.”
"I've always had great respect for Bill Belichick and we were talking about a snow game in 2019..
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 9, 2024
It’s definitely awesome to hear Aaron Rodgers talk about Bill Belichick and the moment they had together. Clearly, the legendary quarterback has so much respect for the head coach even though they had plenty of battles over the years.
As Rodgers said, it’s definitely hard to envision how the New England Patriots would look like if they really end up parting ways with Bill Belichick. But whatever happens, Rodgers knows very well that the head coach has already cemented himself as one of the GOATS and one of the most brilliant minds the game has ever seen.
Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots Future
The New England Patriots have yet to decide what they will do with Bill Belichick. While previous reports indicated that the team would part ways with him, those talks have since been refuted.
Belichick himself said after their season ended that he’s going to have conversations with Patriots owner Robert Kraft on how they will proceed, but it’s something he has done every year since he has been the team’s head coach.
Interestingly, the 71-year-old said that he’s willing to do whatever the organization decides that they think will be beneficial to the team. Whatever he’s hinting at that is unknown, but it definitely turned a lot of heads.
“Look, I’m for whatever we collectively decide as an organization is the best thing to help our football team. I have multiple roles in that, and I rely on a lot of people to help me in those responsibilities; somebody has to have the final say. Whatever that process is, I’m only part of it,” Belichick shared, via ESPN.
As the Patriots assess their current needs and weigh their options, expect them to make some moves soon.
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