It’s clear that the New England Patriots will likely move on from head coach Bill Belichick this offseason, but will he be coaching elsewhere in 2024?
Longtime NFL reporter Sal Paolantonio predicts the organization will trade the six-time Super Bowl champion and has mentioned the Los Angeles Chargers as a potential location.
“They won’t fire Bill Belichick. They are going to trade Bill Belichick” – Paloantonio said Tuesday on ESPN’s “Get Up.” “So this is the most important decision. [Owner] Robert Kraft i [president] Jonathan Kraft needs to sit down with Belichick and say, “Okay, we have a great chance.” You might have the opportunity to go to the LA Chargers.”
This wouldn’t be the first time Belichick was traded. In 2000, the Patriots dealt first, fourth and seventh round pick of the New York Jets to win the HC.
While it would be expensive to trade for the future Hall of Famer, he would be a step up from Chargers HC Brandon Staley, who is supposedly in the hot seat after a 4-6 start.
In three seasons in Los Angeles, Staley is 23-21 and hasn’t won any playoffs. Additionally, the Chargers lost 21 games by three points or less during his tenure. behind Statmuza.
With future HOF player Tom Brady leaving New England in 2020, Belichick has a losing record of 27-33, but could bounce back under Justin Herbert. The Chargers QB threw the fourth-fewest TDs in the NFL (113) over the last four seasons.
If the Chargers move on from Staley, they will need to make a big move to re-establish themselves as a Super Bowl contender. So why wouldn’t they try to get the HC with the third most wins (300) in league history?